Verbose Puppet runs are verbose. To make sure the user notices a custom warning message, it would be good to print it only at the end of the run. Is this possible without major breakage of the Puppet execution model?

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    I would try to move the error message(s) to a sub class, then use Run Stages to run it as the last one. – Franklin Piat Apr 8 '15 at 21:57
  • @FranklinPiat If you could provide a working example, that would make for a good answer. – l0b0 Apr 8 '15 at 22:18

You can use:

notify{"That's all folks!": }

There are a few ways you could do this. You could make your init.pp look like:

class foo {
    class  { '::foo::begin': }
    class  { '::foo::end': require => Class['::foo::begin']  }

Or you could define custom run stages which is really up to you how you define it. Here's the link:


  • Do you have a working example? I already know how to use notify, it's the whole "make it run last" part that is actually the problem. – l0b0 Jan 21 '16 at 20:39
  • sure, edited my answer – Mike Thoma Jan 26 '16 at 12:34
  • I was really hoping for an example where the message is printed at the end of the Puppet run. The example does not demonstrate this. – l0b0 Feb 1 '16 at 14:10

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