[Pkg-puppet-devel] Bug#573430: Bug#573430: provide $vardir/modules

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Fri Mar 12 21:07:22 UTC 2010

also sprach micah anderson <micah at debian.org> [2010.03.12.2036 +0100]:
> The second is dynamically generated file concatentation bits that are
> created by a module, and then assembled into a configuration file. These
> are typically done in /var/lib/puppet/modules, at least if you are using
> this method that DavidS uses. I dont think that this directory should be
> created by the package.

Almost: these are typically done in
/var/lib/puppet/modules/$MODULENAME, and since puppet's file type
does not create parent directories, no module can really ever use
/var/lib/puppet/modules/$MODULENAME unless it can rely on
/var/lib/puppet/modules to be there. So unless the admin (or the
Debian package) creates the directory, each module has to jump
through hoops[0] before being able to use the directory, because of
the stupid puppet limitation that an instance cannot be multiply

Right now, DavidS' common module creates the parent, which means
I'll either have to require the common module, or conflict with it,
but I cannot merely supplement it.

0. e.g. exec { "mkdir --parent /var/lib/puppet/modules" }

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