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[COOK-3800] Add `identifier` parameter to `apache2_module` definition

Some modules don't have normal identifiers of name_module and so the LoadModule directive won't work. This provides a parameter to change that identifier if you don't want the default.

Signed-off-by: Seth Vargo <>
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b-dean authored and Seth Vargo committed Oct 11, 2013
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@@ -416,6 +416,7 @@ the definition is used. See __Examples__.
### Parameters:
* `name` - Name of the module enabled or disabled with the `a2enmod` or `a2dismod` scripts.
+* `identifier` - String to identify the module for the `LoadModule` directive. Not typically needed, defaults to `#{name}_module`
* `enable` - Default true, which uses `a2enmod` to enable the module. If false, the module will be disabled with `a2dismod`.
* `conf` - Default false. Set to true if the module has a config file, which will use `apache_conf` for the file.
* `filename` - specify the full name of the file, e.g.
@@ -22,12 +22,13 @@
params[:filename] = params[:filename] || "mod_#{params[:name]}.so"
params[:module_path] = params[:module_path] || "#{node['apache']['libexecdir']}/#{params[:filename]}"
+ params[:identifier] = params[:identifier] || "#{params[:name]}_module"
apache_conf params[:name] if params[:conf]
if platform_family?('rhel', 'fedora', 'arch', 'suse', 'freebsd')
file "#{node['apache']['dir']}/mods-available/#{params[:name]}.load" do
- content "LoadModule #{params[:name]}_module #{params[:module_path]}\n"
+ content "LoadModule #{params[:identifier]} #{params[:module_path]}\n"
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