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In my yaml file I have multiple values that need to be printed out into an ini file managed by another php module. I can grab the values through heira and output them to the ini file but it's in the wrong format. Each item in the yaml file has to be separated by a line, how do I achieve this?

Here is my yaml file:

    - display_errors = On
    - error_reporting = -1
    - date.timezone = "Europe/London"
    - sendmail_path = "/usr/bin/env /usr/local/bin/catchmail"
    - xdebug.default_enable = 1
    - xdebug.remote_autostart = 0
    - xdebug.remote_connect_back = 1
    - xdebug.remote_enable = 1
    - xdebug.remote_handler = "dbgp"
    - xdebug.remote_port = 9000

And this is my manifest why I've tried a few different things without any success:

php::ini { 'php.ini':
  value => [
  require => Package["php5-cli"]

Where value is I need to output each value from phpini to a separate line.


Here is the template file that's being used:

; File Managed by Puppet

<% if @value != "" -%>
<% if @value.is_a? Array -%>
<% @value.each do |name| -%>
<%= name %>
<% end %>
<% else -%>
<%= value %>
<% end -%>
<% end -%>

So the template supports arrays (I think ruby isn't my strong point) but Heira is concatenating the array from the yaml. Calling the data using heira_array makes no difference.

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Does it need to be using php::ini or can you have it be a custom template? – Shane Madden Jan 24 '14 at 6:33
It's already using an erb template (I'll update the question), after digging around a bit more the template does support arrays but heira is concatenating all the items into one string. – digital Jan 24 '14 at 9:53
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Hiera is fetching as an array, but you're passing it to the template as a string with $nginx['phpini'].join("\n") - switch to passing the variable directly without manipulating it.

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I tried that (see the commented out line below). Is there another way of specifying it other that $nginx['phpini']? – digital Jan 24 '14 at 16:18
How is that being retrieved from Hiera? – Shane Madden Jan 24 '14 at 16:20
Via - $nginx = hiera('nginx', false) – digital Jan 24 '14 at 16:25
Did you have it set to value => [ $nginx['phpini'] ], or value => $nginx['phpini'],? You should just pass it in directly, without wrapping it in an additional array. – Shane Madden Jan 24 '14 at 17:03
like the first one will try the second. – digital Jan 25 '14 at 12:07

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