Bug 994319 - % needs to be escaped in /etc/hiera.yaml
% needs to be escaped in /etc/hiera.yaml
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hiera (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Steve Traylen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-06 23:55 EDT by Ian Mortimer
Modified: 2013-09-26 02:28 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: hiera-1.2.1-1.fc20
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Last Closed: 2013-09-26 02:28:31 EDT
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Description Ian Mortimer 2013-08-06 23:55:13 EDT
Description of problem:
With the default /etc/hiera.yaml, hiera throws a parsing error pointing to the first % character in the file.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a simple yaml file: /var/lib/hiera/global.yaml
2. set a variable value: var: value
3. run: hiera var

Actual results:
Failed to start Hiera: Psych::SyntaxError: (/etc/hiera.yaml): found character that cannot start any token while scanning for the next token at line 6 column 5

Expected results:
Should display: value

Additional info:
The two % characters in the default /etc/hiera.yaml need to be escaped either by \ in front or enclosing the strings in "":

  - "%{certname}"
  - "%{environment}"
Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2013-09-16 15:23:28 EDT
hiera-1.2.1-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-09-17 14:16:57 EDT
Package hiera-1.2.1-1.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing hiera-1.2.1-1.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2013-09-26 02:28:31 EDT
hiera-1.2.1-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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