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  1. Modules
  2. MODULES-7785

Using the 'environment' property on a cron resource breaks on Solaris

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Accepted
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      When using the environment property, Puppet adds the value of the property as a line above the cron job. This works properly in linux, but cron in Solaris doesn't support this, which produces an error containing something like

      crontab: error on previous line; unexpected character found in line.
      crontab: errors detected in input, no crontab file generated.
      

      This isn't particularly useful. It seems like we could catch this earlier and raise a more useful error, something like "The `environment` property is not supported for `cron` resources on Solaris" rather than just bubbling up the less-clear error that bubbles up from the system.

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            lexa Lexa Whitehurst
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