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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 5:48 PM
What’s the easiest (lowest friction) alternative to a dynamic provider for Go? I have an API I need to work with that does not have a Pulumi package, and I’d prefer to avoid needing to define a whole package for it just to make some progress.
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billowy-army-68599

01/19/2022, 5:55 PM
the new pulumi command provider: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/command/
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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 6:04 PM
@billowy-army-68599 thanks. If I am reading this correctly, I basically have to create a separate program that I can exec (either by calling something like
curl
or by writing my own Python/bash script or what not) - I can’t just define a function in Go and have it be executed. Is that right? And one more follow up - in the Command examples, the GithubLabel one is probably the closest. It has the note on
local.Command
missing
diff/update/read
. Does this mean that it will apply updates to the
Command
resource (e.g. if the commands change) by first doing the
delete
and then doing a
create
again, or something else? Just trying to understand how it fits into the overall lifecycle.
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billowy-army-68599

01/19/2022, 6:09 PM
that's right yeah, for the github one, you'd need to define your own scripts for diff/update/read
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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 6:10 PM
I’m not sure I follow - I think I’d need to define my own scripts for
create
and
delete
, yes? There’s no way for me to define scripts for
diff/update/read
, as that isn’t supported yet by
local.Command
?
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billowy-army-68599

01/19/2022, 6:13 PM
ah yes, that's my mistake, you're right. sorry about that
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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 6:15 PM
OK, so with that in mind, let’s take the
GithubLabel
example from the doc. If I were to make a change to that resource (e.g. change the
name
in
LabelArgs
), would Pulumi automatically do a
delete
on the old one and
create
on the new one? i.e. it would handle the lifecycle, it would just do it “less efficiently” (i.e. always as a
delete-create
rather than as
update
)
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billowy-army-68599

01/19/2022, 6:18 PM
i believe so, yes
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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 6:23 PM
OK - thank you. Am I actually saving a lot of pain (given I’ll need to create external scripts now) or should I just go and create a package for this?
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billowy-army-68599

01/19/2022, 6:24 PM
ultimately you can run anything, you could create go binaries and run them!
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bored-table-20691

01/19/2022, 6:29 PM
Yes 🙂 I’m just wondering if the effort of creating all of these external things (e.g. a script/program for create, one for delete, etc) is going to end up being less work than creating an actual package
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