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I'm trying to create a file based on templates, but I'm getting an error that the template(s) cannot be found.

My directory setup is /etc/puppet/modules//templates/

Under templates, if have a directory for each host, plus a common template. Under the host directory I have a template specific to that host.

/server/puppet/modules//manifests/init.pp

class {

file { "/tmp/<file>":
    ensure  => present,
    content => template('<module>/${hostname}/default.erb', '<module>/common.erb'),
    audit   => content,
    notify  => File["/tmp/<file2>"],
}

file { "/tmp/<file2>":
    ensure => present,
    source => "/tmp/file",
    audit   => content,
}

}

when I run the puppet agent, I get the error on the content option of the first file statement. I don't know if the template function needs the templates directly under the template directory or if it's not interpreting the hostname variable correctly.

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Please post the error you're getting. –  EEAA Jul 31 '12 at 12:51
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And if you can help it, use actual values rather than syntactically incorrect placeholders like <file> and <module>, because this distracts from the real issue. –  larsks Jul 31 '12 at 12:56
    
If you run puppet in debug mode (-d), you'll get lots of diagnostic output and you'll probably be able to see if $hostname is expanding as you expect. –  larsks Jul 31 '12 at 12:57
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Variables aren't parsed inside single quotes. Use double quotes when you need to interpolate $variables. –  czervik Jul 31 '12 at 15:36
    
Thanks czervik. The double quotes took care of the issue. Another example of "don't follow the documentation too closely". –  Todd Strauch Aug 1 '12 at 10:17

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Variables aren't parsed inside single quotes. Use double quotes when you need to interpolate $variables.

http://docs.puppetlabs.com/guides/language_guide.html#variable-interpolation-with-quotes

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