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Re: method to check for package installation


From: Christian Pearce
Subject: Re: method to check for package installation
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:06:13 -0400

Chip,

Yea I saw you guys were having issues with it.  I am currently using
2.1.4.  I would like to move to packaging.  I want it to support Solaris
first.  I don't know if I will personally get a chance to write any of
that.  Have there been requests in the past?   The reason I still with
this way of doing it is for consistency.

On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 09:01, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> Be careful if you are using the latest versions.... ReturnsZero() has not 
> been 
> working lately for me (and some others on the list).
> 
> 
> On Wednesday 28 April 2004 07:17, Christian Pearce wrote:
> > Graham,
> > 
> > I have been doing this for years.
> > 
> > control:
> >  
> >     logwatch_rev     = ( "5.1-1" )
> >     logwatch_package = ( "logwatch-$(logwatch_rev).noarch.rpm" )
> > 
> > groups:
> >     # Test to see if logwatch is installed.
> >     logwatch_installed = ( ReturnsZero(${rpm} -q --quiet logwatch) )
> >  
> >     # Test to see if logwatch is upgraded to the latest version.
> >     logwatch_upgraded = ( ReturnsZero(${rpm} -q --quiet
> > logwatch-${logwatch_rev}) )
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 20:38, Graham Allan wrote:
> > > I'm trying to write a method file to check if a particular RPM package
> > > is installed, and if not, install it.
> > > 
> > > So far I've completely failed to make cfengine check whether a package
> > > is installed, when the package name is held in a variable.
> > > 
> > > Attempts 1 and 2 were to define a class.
> > > 
> > > classes:
> > >   package_installed = ( '/bin/rpm -q ${packagename}' )
> > > 
> > > and...
> > > 
> > > classes:
> > >   package_installed = ( ReturnsZero(/bin/rpm -q ${packagename}) )
> > > 
> > > Attempt 3 was use use the "packages" action.
> > > 
> > > packages:
> > >   any::
> > >   $(packagename) pkgmgr=rpm define=package_installed
> > > 
> > > 
> > > In every case, the cfengine output shows that rpm is being called to
> > > check for a literal "${packagename}" package - the variable is not
> > > getting substituted. The same commands work fine when they contain the
> > > literal package name.
> > > 
> > > Is there any way I've missed that might make this work?
> > > 
> > > G.
> > -- 
> > Christian Pearce
> > http://www.commnav.com
> > http://www.perfectorder.com
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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Christian Pearce
http://www.commnav.com
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