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Re: conditional import for other than hostname?


From: Chip Seraphine
Subject: Re: conditional import for other than hostname?
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 14:15:44 -0500
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Make sure your classes are all flagged as  AddInstallable up in the control 
section, or it won't work.  (The host name is a 'hard' class, so it doesn't 
need such flagging.)

On Sunday 30 May 2004 19:45, Steve Wray wrote:
> I note that in the reference guide it says;
> 
> "import
> 
> To break up a large configuration file into smaller files you can use 
> the include directive. This conditionally reads in files if the class 
> on the left hand side of the assignment matches the host parsing the 
> file. This enables also a variety of cfengine configuration scripts to 
> read in a standard set of default settings. "
> 
> I especially note where it says;
> 
> "left hand side of the assignment matches the host"
> 
> and it seems as if it really means it.
> 
> I have something like this;
> import:
>    Etc_Props_Gotten::
>       etc_copy.cf
>       svn_etc_links.cf
>       svn_etc_files.cf
>       svn_etc_dirs.cf
> 
> later on;
> 
> shellcommands:
>    Etc_Updates::
>       "/usr/bin/svn update" 
>       chdir=/home/roepc/working_copy/roe_pc_etc
>       "/usr/local/bin/svnpropget.pl"
>       chdir=/home/roepc/working_copy/roe_pc_etc
>       "/bin/cp -avf svn*.cf /etc/cfengine/"
>       chdir=/home/roepc/working_copy/roe_pc_etc
>       define=Etc_Props_Gotten
> 
> and in the control section;
> 
>    actionsequence = (
>       shellcommands
>       directories editfiles copy files links
>       rename tidy
>    )
> 
> I know that the shell commands exit sucessfuly, but the imports just 
> don't happen. This is disturbing.
> 
> I am now assuming that the *only* conditional that cfengine will accept 
> for an import is a hostname. Would this be correct?
> 
> If so *arrrrgh!* why??
> 
> thanks!
> 
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