AutoYaST profiles including bash scripts with variables report syntax errors in SUSE Manager WebUI

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Environment

SUSE Manager 3.2
SUSE Manager 3.1
SUSE Manager 3

Situation

When adding script sections containing "$" into AutoYaST profiles in SUSE Manager, the WebUI reports an Syntax error. Checking /var/log/cobbler/cobbler.log the following message is shown:

# *** ERROR ***
#
# There is a templating error preventing this file from rendering correctly.
#
# This is most likely not due to a bug in Cobbler and is something you can fix.
#
# Look at the message below to see what things are causing problems.
#
# (1) Does the template file reference a $variable that is not defined?
# (2) is there a formatting error in a Cheetah directive?
# (3) Should dollar signs ($) be escaped that are not being escaped?
#
# Try fixing the problem and then investigate to see if this message goes
# away or changes.
#
#
# invalid syntax (<string>, line 1)
#   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cobbler/templar.py", line 208, in render_cheetah
#     data_out = t.respond()
#
#   File "cheetah_DynamicallyCompiledCheetahTemplate_1536048469_25_59941.py", line 407, in respond
#
#   File "cheetah_DynamicallyCompiledCheetahTemplate_1536048469_25_59941.py", line 70, in __errorCatcher1
#

[...]

Resolution

Escape the "$" with a single backslash ("\"). This will enable cobbler to render the AutoYaST profile.

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  • Document ID:7023351
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Manager

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