On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM, LTH wrote:
We've been doing a
puppet parser validate <file>
before putting a manifest into production. however that doesn't seem to
catch dependency loops.
Is there a way to test for such problems?
Not without compiling a full catalog. On the plus side, `puppet
master` has an option to compile a catalog for you, so you could
substitute that into place in favour of just `puppet parser validate`.
On the minus side, you need a full set of modules, manifests, etc in
place to test with for that, and you need to run it for a specific
node, so you better have the YAML (or inventory_service, or whatever)
facts available for it.
Part of the challenge is that there is no way to statically determine
if a loop exists or not without fully evaluating the DSL. (In some
cases it may be possible, but never generically, thanks to the ENC,
hiera, and create_resources.)
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