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Re: Variables

From: Ed Brown
Subject: Re: Variables
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 11:37:34 -0700

update.conf is unique in that it runs in a separate context, so that
variables (or classes) defined there aren't available elsewhere.

An unqualified variable definition in cfagent.conf should be visible
thoughout the rest of your files.  You could possibly get in trouble
with qualified imports and variable definitions, when the qualifying
class itself depends on a variable.  Can you post examples?


On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 04:22, Andy Mace wrote:
> Hi,
> Could someone possibly explain how the variable contexts work!
> We basically define some variables in one of our top level files, but
> then have to re-define them in each file after that.
> In which we get errors saying its being re-defined... obviously!
> If we don't define the variables in the sub-files then we get errors
> saying that its not defined at all.
> Now, i've read that the variables are in contexts i.e update.${var}
> but i couldn't get that to work either.
> Any help greatly appriciated!
> Andy
> p.s Don't worry if you don't understand... I confuse myself at times!
> p.p.s Is there Debian dpkg support in the packages section?
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