Puppet Environment variables

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Can somebody tell me what's the best way to set environment variables with puppet?

Using exec and doing export VAR=blah, would only last for the current session.Can i just add it to the EOF of bashrc?  However then it would end up getting added with every run of puppet. Isn't it?

Aug 8, 2019 in Puppet by Danny
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*.sh scripts in /etc/profile.d are read at user-login time (as the post says, at the same time /etc/profile is sourced)

Variables export-ed in any script placed in /etc/profile.d will therefore be available to your users.

You can then use a file resource to ensure this action is idempotent. For example:

file { "/etc/profile.d/my_test.sh":
  content => 'export MYVAR="123"'
}
answered Aug 8, 2019 by Sirajul
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