Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance.

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facter: setting up module-specific custom facts?

I am customizing an existing puppet installation (with facter) and I think I ran into an issue understanding the scope of custom facts. I have several modules that are mapped exclusively to different ...
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puppetd --test err: Could not request certificate: Connection refused - connect(2) Exiting; failed to retrieve certificate and waitforcert is disabled

I m new to puppet and i m trying to have connection to my puppet server, when i ping to my puppetmaster it runs well but when i run puppetd --test t shows me following error. puppetd --test info: ...
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Use sudo inconjunction with regular user's ssh key

I want to execute a command which requires root privileges so I use sudo. sudo puppet apply /etc/puppet/manifests/site.pp This command involves cloning a private github repo with ssh. The only way ...
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puppet file_line: remove line with unknown number of whitespaces

I'd like to remove a line from the sudoers. All works fine as long as I give the exact line. But there might be differences in white space on some machines. Couldn't find a workaround even with ...
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Can I use puphpet files to deploy a vps server without vagrant

I'm using puphpet/vagrant in local to work with symfony but I wanted to know if I can use puphpet's scripts/files to deploy it on my vps server if Im using the same OS.
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Puppet - removing user who is logged in?

I've just started learning puppet and have came across a problem I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix.I m trying to remove a user I get an error message stating that they are logged in so can't ...
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How to ensure version 5.5.* for mysql with puppet?

How can i ensure that the latest patch version of 5.5 will be installed by the yum installer under CentOS? class { '::mysql::server': package_ensure => '5.5.*' }
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How do you handle patch versions with puppet?

We use vagrant with puppet. Now there is a question about setting the version of different applications. How specific do you ensure versions with puppet? For example mysql: Do you ensure to have ...
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Trouble running `emacs --eval` from Puppet

I want to automate installing Emacs packages with Cask, Puppet, and Vagrant. Source https://github.com/mcandre/mcandre-ubuntu Steps to reproduce I can do this manually in Emacs on my Mac: $ emacs ...
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Package installed, but with error

CentOS 6.5, Puppet Enterprise 3.1.1. Given this declaration: package { vim: ensure => present } The following error is displayed: Error: Could not find package vim Error: ...
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Can't get private GitHub repos to work with Vagrant/Puppet on Windows

I have a project and we use Vagrant for our development env. On Mac/Unix the provisioning works perfectly except in Windows, the problem is that forwarding agent doesn't work on windows and therefore, ...
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Specific command not recognized in only one shell

I'm running Windows7 as OS as my development machine. It has various Shells: cmd Powershell Mysysgit GNU Bash <-- this is the one not working PuppetLabs Shell Nodejs Shell PHPStorm built in ...
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Learning Puppet VM: Is it possible to mount a drive to install “Guest Additions” ISO on Virtualbox?

I need Guest Additions installed on VirtualBox. When I go to "options" and "insert guest additions cd" it complains that the machine cd/dvd drives. It doesn't seem possible to add cd/dvd drives in the ...
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Trouble installing rspec gem

My Vagrant project requires both the rspec and cucumber gems. Strangely, first time setup with vagrant up installs cucumber, but not rspec. Manually reprovisioning with vagrant provision temporarily ...
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Puppet - Packagemanagement

I'm managing hundreds of packages with Puppet. The problem is, that puppet always checks all packages every time the puppet-agent runs. If one check needs 2 seconds, the complete check takes about 400 ...
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Allow allow override (rewrite) on Example42 Apache Puppet module

So this question has been answered here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18054423/configuring-apache-with-puppet-and-vagrant The reason I ask it again, is that I think it is quite vague and I ...
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Allowing Puppet to control the current user in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 x64 machines that are running public facing applications under a limited user account. I would like to configure these machines using puppet but I have run into an issue. I need to ...
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Can't find installed module on modulepath

I'm attempting to use the maestrodev/rvm module when provisioning a virtual machine with Vagrant, but am running into a problem when attempting to include rvm. I keep getting Error: Could not find ...
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Fedora Linux 18 - puppet 3.1.1 Certificate issue - unprintable or non-ASCII

I have searched all over the Puppet errata documentation and I've tried regenerating the certs, reinstalling, deleting and regenerating the certificates. When I try to connect to the Puppet ...