FAQ
Enclosing the values in single quotes didn't work. true/false are still
coerced to True/False.

This is super annoying. Am I really going to have to do a file.replace to
get rid of the capitals?

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:54:56 AM UTC-7, Alex Leonhardt wrote:

You could use single quotes, I guess, which "should" make it a string...

Alex
On 18 Sep 2014 19:47, "Benjamen Keroack" <bker...@gmail.com <javascript:>>
wrote:
I'm using pillar to populate a configuration file template with values
via file.managed in a state.

The problem I'm having is that the following pillar value is always
silently converted to a Python boolean value instead of text:

# pillar value
es_node_data: "true"

# state (partial)
/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml:
file.managed:
[...]
- node_data: {{ pillar['es_node_data'] }}
- template: jinja

# template file (partial)
node.data: {{ node_data }}

# resulting line in file
# should be
# node.data: true

node.data: True

Somehow the value is being converted to a Python True value somewhere and
this is getting written to the file. This breaks this configuration file
(Elasticsearch) which is case sensitive and requires "true" (not "True").

Any ideas how to fix?

Ben


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