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  1. Modules
  2. MODULES-6398

scheduled_task : Confusing error message displayed when using incorrect value with scheduled_task resource

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    • Resolution: Done
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    Description

      I recently used a scheduled_task resource and coded the trigger section incorrectly like so:

      scheduled_task { 'defrag C':
        ensure => present,
        enabled => true,
        command => 'C:\windows\system32\defrag.exe',
        arguments => 'C:',
        ´┐╝´┐╝trigger   => {
          schedule => 'weekly',
          start_time => '01:00',
          start_time => '01:00',
          day_of_week => 'Sun',
        }
      }
      

      The documentation specifies that values of "day_of_week" should be a lowercased string, but when the "Sun" value was used, Puppet emitted the somewhat confusing error message:

      Cannot convert "nil" to Fixnum
      

      Can the error message be improved to refer to the incorrect value somehow to make it easier to find the problem and fix it?

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            glenn.sarti Glenn Sarti
            greg.larkin Greg Larkin
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