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Variables not expanding when importing editfiles filename

From: Michael Richard
Subject: Variables not expanding when importing editfiles filename
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 05:41:18 -0400
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I just started using cfengine last week and only had a quick look at the source
code this afternoon so please correct me if I'm doing something wrong.

I'm trying to compile a kernel on a Gentoo box using cfengine.  The file
responsible for compilation is kernel.conf.  It uses information (import
variables) from hardware.conf and version.conf.  A known fact is that running
kernel.conf will parse that file first and then import hardware.conf and
version.conf files.  So, if I set the variable kernel_major_version = ( 2.6 )
on version.conf and then use that variable on kernel.conf, it will be entered
in a table as $(kernel_major_version) and later replaced by the value 2.6.

Now, the problem is that if I try to use that variable in editfiles: {
$(kernel_major_version) ... }, the variable is NOT expanded as in any other

I attached to that email the version.conf and kernel.conf files as well as a
suggested patch (do.c.patch).


Michael Richard
Administrateur de Systemes


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