Location of config files in roles/profiles pattern

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J.T. Conklin

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Jun 17, 2017, 2:41:35 PM6/17/17
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Over the past year or so, we've completed a transition from locally
developed puppet modules containing node-specific configuration, to
using the roles/profiles pattern with parameterized modules with most
config values coming from hiera.

One exception to this are config files that are too specific, to
complicated, or otherwise not suitable for conversion to templates. At
the moment, these are still in our puppet modules. Not only does this
bind node-specific configuration in with otherwise independent modules,
now that all our other node-specific configuration is done with hiera,
the config is split across two places -- which makes it hard to under-
stand.

I spent some time look for articles and blog posts that cover this, but
all the examples I've seen show use cases where module configuration is
completely taken from hiera. How do others handle this? Store files in
the profiles module itself?

Thanks in advance,

--jtc

Rob Nelson

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Jun 17, 2017, 7:07:11 PM6/17/17
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Jtc,

I keep my templates and files in the profile class itself, in paths like files/phpMyAdmin/config.php and templates/randomapp/app.conf.erb. I have a site_config module that has some files that aren't tied to profile development, like certs. Other than that, I DO put config files in the 2 component modules that are private (everything else is from the forge). 

I hope that gives you some ideas. 

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Garrett Honeycutt

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Hi,

I do something similar by keeping files and templates in profiles module
and encode the name of the profile into the path.

So for profile 'foo' I might have profile/templates/foo/ and
profile/files/foo/ that would each contains templates and files,
respectively.

Best regards,
-g

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Angel L. Mateo

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Jun 19, 2017, 2:46:26 AM6/19/17
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>
> I do something similar by keeping files and templates in profiles module
> and encode the name of the profile into the path.
>
> So for profile 'foo' I might have profile/templates/foo/ and
> profile/files/foo/ that would each contains templates and files,
> respectively.
>
I do it like Garret too.

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Andrew Grimberg

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Jun 19, 2017, 11:20:28 AM6/19/17
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Subject: Re: [Puppet Users] Location of config files in roles/profiles
pattern
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:46:14 +0200
From: Angel L. Mateo <ama...@um.es>
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>
> I do something similar by keeping files and templates in profiles module
> and encode the name of the profile into the path.
>
> So for profile 'foo' I might have profile/templates/foo/ and
> profile/files/foo/ that would each contains templates and files,
> respectively.
>
I do it like Garret too.

This is the method that I follow for my personal Puppet setup as well as
what we do at work.

-Andy-

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