[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: method to check for package installation

From: Ed Brown
Subject: Re: method to check for package installation
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 08:37:20 -0600

That the variable isn't expanded in any of these methods suggests that
it isn't getting set.  How are you setting it?


On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 18:38, 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.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]