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I am just testing file_line type in puppetlabs stdlib library. It is a
very simple line

file_line { 'testing file_line' :
              ensure => present,
               line => 'This is a test'
               path => '/etc/puppet/puppet-test'
             }

It works but when I look at client log it seems that in every puppet run,
it removes all of the lines added through file_line and then add it
again. Is it a bug or feature ?

I am using puppet 3.2 and stdlib 4.1.0.

Thanks
Kashif

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  • Jcbollinger at Jul 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    On Friday, June 28, 2013 10:44:19 AM UTC-5, kashif wrote:
    Hi

    I am just testing file_line type in puppetlabs stdlib library. It is a
    very simple line

    file_line { 'testing file_line' :
    ensure => present,
    line => 'This is a test'
    path => '/etc/puppet/puppet-test'
    }

    It works but when I look at client log it seems that in every puppet run,
    it removes all of the lines added through file_line and then add it
    again. Is it a bug or feature ?
    If Puppet were actually doing that then it would suggest a bug in stdlib,
    but I would be very surprised if that was what was really happening.


    I am using puppet 3.2 and stdlib 4.1.0.
    A file_line resource should never cause the same line in the same file to
    be both removed and created during the same Puppet run. Not only would
    such behavior constitute a poor implementation, inconsistent with my
    general expectations of the agent's behavior, but also my review of the
    code doesn't give me any reason to think it would manifest such behavior.

    I could believe, however, that under certain circumstances Puppet fails to
    recognize the presence of the target line in the file, and therefore on
    every run it rewrites the file to add the line. Multiple copies of the
    target line would result.

    I could also believe that the log messages emitted by the file_line
    provider are misleading.

    To definitively sort this out, however, we need details of a resource
    declaration and corresponding target file that trigger the behavior, and a
    --debug log excerpt (from the agent) showing the messages emitted by the
    provider when it applies that resource.


    John

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