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RE: using import and groups

From: Andrews, Martin
Subject: RE: using import and groups
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 08:39:26 -0400


My solution has been to only use classes in files imported after where they
were defined - so my cfengine.conf does not use any classes (or only ones
defined at start up). If you need to use a class, pull that code out to an
imported file. My cfengine.conf just sets a few base control settings and
then has a bunch of imports.

Using AddInstallable in cfengine.conf might also work?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Coffman [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 2:27 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: using import and groups
> I am stuck trying to use import and groups as shown in the reference
> manual.  I created a top level cfengine.conf file that 
> imports cf.groups, 
> then cf.main  and several other files.   In the cf.groups 
> file I use a 
> statement like.
> groups:
>   WorkStations = ( +all_user ) 
> Where all_user is a netgroup entry containing all my user machines.
> The Workstation class is not seen as set when parsing cf.main.  If I
> hardcode a machine name into the WorkStation definition of 
> the cf.groups
> file, it works fine.  If I move the groups statment that 
> references NIS
> to the cf.main file, it works OK.  It seems to have a problem 
> propgating
> the NIS entry only.
> Any hints ??
> Sorry to ask so many questions of this list, but I have no 
> other resources, 
> and I am pushing pretty hard to get cfengine used here.
> BTW:  Is there a version of cfengine that lest me define the 
> Lock and Log
> directories in the conf file?  I am using 1.5.4 and I have to 
> hand edit the
> conf.h file to set these values.
> -MichaelC
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