puppet-module man page

puppet-module — Creates, installs and searches for modules on the Puppet Forge.

Synopsis

puppet module action [--environment production ] [--modulepath ]

Description

This subcommand can find, install, and manage modules from the Puppet Forge, a repository of user-contributed Puppet code. It can also generate empty modules, and prepare locally developed modules for release on the Forge.

Options

Note that any setting that´s valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to the present action. For example, server and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at http://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/s… for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with --genconfig.

--render-as FORMAT
The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string), yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.
--verbose
Whether to log verbosely.
--debug
Whether to log debug information.
--environment production
The environment Puppet is running in. For clients (e.g., puppet agent) this determines the environment itself, which is used to find modules and much more. For servers (i.e., puppet master) this provides the default environment for nodes we know nothing about.
--modulepath

The search path for modules, as a list of directories separated by the system path separator character. (The POSIX path separator is ´:´, and the Windows path separator is ´;´.)

Setting a global value for modulepath in puppet.conf is not allowed (but it can be overridden from the commandline). Please use directory environments instead. If you need to use something other than the default modulepath of <ACTIVE ENVIRONMENT´S MODULES DIR>:$basemodulepath, you can set modulepath in environment.conf. For more info, see http://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/lates…

Actions

build - Build a module release package.

Synopsis

puppet module build [path]

Description

Prepares a local module for release on the Puppet Forge by building a ready-to-upload archive file.

This action uses the metadata.json file in the module directory to set metadata used by the Forge. See https://docs.puppetlabs.com/puppet/late… for more about writing metadata.json files.

After being built, the release archive file can be found in the module´s pkg directory.

RETURNS

Pathname object representing the path to the release archive.

changes - Show modified files of an installed module.

Synopsis

puppet module changes path

Description

Shows any files in a module that have been modified since it was installed. This action compares the files on disk to the md5 checksums included in the module´s metadata.

RETURNS

Array of strings representing paths of modified files.

generate - Generate boilerplate for a new module.

Synopsis

puppet module generate [--skip-interview] name

Description

Generates boilerplate for a new module by creating the directory structure and files recommended for the Puppet community´s best practices.

A module may need additional directories beyond this boilerplate if it provides plugins, files, or templates.

Options --skip-interview - Do not attempt to perform a metadata interview. Primarily useful for automatic execution of puppet module generate.

RETURNS

Array of Pathname objects representing paths of generated files.

install - Install a module from the Puppet Forge or a release archive.

Synopsis

puppet module install [--force | -f] [--target-dir DIR | -i DIR] [--ignore-dependencies] [--version VER | -v VER] name

Description

Installs a module from the Puppet Forge or from a release archive file.

The specified module will be installed into the directory specified with the --target-dir option, which defaults to the first directory in the modulepath.

Options --force | -f - Force overwrite of existing module, if any. Implies --ignore-dependencies.

--ignore-dependencies - Do not attempt to install dependencies. Implied by --force.

--target-dir DIR | -i DIR - The directory into which modules are installed; defaults to the first directory in the modulepath.

Specifying this option will change the installation directory, and will use the existing modulepath when checking for dependencies. If you wish to check a different set of directories for dependencies, you must also use the --environment or --modulepath options.

--version VER | -v VER - Module version to install; can be an exact version or a requirement string, eg ´>= 1.0.3´. Defaults to latest version.

RETURNS

Pathname object representing the path to the installed module.

list - List installed modules

Synopsis

puppet module list [--tree]

Description

Lists the installed puppet modules. By default, this action scans the modulepath from puppet.conf´s [main] block; use the --modulepath option to change which directories are scanned.

The output of this action includes information from the module´s metadata, including version numbers and unmet module dependencies.

Options --tree - Whether to show dependencies as a tree view

RETURNS

hash of paths to module objects

search - Search the Puppet Forge for a module.

Synopsis

puppet module search search_term

Description

Searches a repository for modules whose names, descriptions, or keywords match the provided search term.

RETURNS

Array of module metadata hashes

uninstall - Uninstall a puppet module.

Synopsis

puppet module uninstall [--force | -f] [--ignore-changes | -c] [--version=] name

Description

Uninstalls a puppet module from the modulepath (or a specific target directory).

Options --force | -f - Force the uninstall of an installed module even if there are local changes or the possibility of causing broken dependencies.

--ignore-changes | -c - Uninstall an installed module even if there are local changes to it. (Implied by --force.)

--version= - The version of the module to uninstall. When using this option, a module matching the specified version must be installed or else an error is raised.

RETURNS

Hash of module objects representing uninstalled modules and related errors.

upgrade - Upgrade a puppet module.

Synopsis

puppet module upgrade [--force | -f] [--ignore-dependencies] [--ignore-changes | -c] [--version=] name

Description

Upgrades a puppet module.

Options --force | -f - Force the upgrade of an installed module even if there are local changes or the possibility of causing broken dependencies. Implies --ignore-dependencies.

--ignore-changes | -c - Upgrade an installed module even if there are local changes to it. (Implied by --force.)

--ignore-dependencies - Do not attempt to install dependencies. Implied by --force.

--version= - The version of the module to upgrade to.

RETURNS

Hash

Examples

build

Build a module release:

$ puppet module build puppetlabs-apache notice: Building /Users/kelseyhightower/puppetlabs-apache for release Module built: /Users/kelseyhightower/puppetlabs-apache/pkg/puppetlabs-apache-0.0.1.tar.gz

Build the module in the current working directory:

$ cd /Users/kelseyhightower/puppetlabs-apache $ puppet module build notice: Building /Users/kelseyhightower/puppetlabs-apache for release Module built: /Users/kelseyhightower/puppetlabs-apache/pkg/puppetlabs-apache-0.0.1.tar.gz

changes

Show modified files of an installed module:

$ puppet module changes /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules/vcsrepo/ warning: 1 files modified lib/puppet/provider/vcsrepo.rb

generate

Generate a new module in the current directory:

$ puppet module generate puppetlabs-ssh We need to create a metadata.json file for this module. Please answer the following questions; if the question is not applicable to this module, feel free to leave it blank.

Puppet uses Semantic Versioning (semver.org) to version modules. What version is this module? [0.1.0] -->

Who wrote this module? [puppetlabs] -->

What license does this module code fall under? [Apache-2.0] -->

How would you describe this module in a single sentence? -->

Where is this module´s source code repository? -->

Where can others go to learn more about this module? -->

Where can others go to file issues about this module? -->

{ "name": "puppetlabs-ssh", "version": "0.1.0", "author": "puppetlabs", "summary": null, "license": "Apache-2.0", "source": "", "project_page": null, "issues_url": null, "dependencies": [ { "name": "puppetlabs-stdlib", "version_requirement": ">= 1.0.0" } ]

}

About to generate this metadata; continue? [n/Y] -->

Notice: Generating module at /Users/username/Projects/puppet/puppetlabs-ssh... Notice: Populating ERB templates... Finished; module generated in puppetlabs-ssh. puppetlabs-ssh/manifests puppetlabs-ssh/manifests/init.pp puppetlabs-ssh/metadata.json puppetlabs-ssh/README.md puppetlabs-ssh/spec puppetlabs-ssh/spec/spec_helper.rb puppetlabs-ssh/tests puppetlabs-ssh/tests/init.pp

install

Install a module:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a module to a specific environment:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo --environment development Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/development/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/development/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a specific module version:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo -v 0.0.4 Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a module into a specific directory:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo --target-dir=/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules Preparing to install into /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a module into a specific directory and check for dependencies in other directories:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo --target-dir=/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules --modulepath /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules Preparing to install into /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a module from a release archive:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo-0.0.4.tar.gz Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules ... Downloading from http://forgeapi.puppetlabs.com ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

Install a module from a release archive and ignore dependencies:

$ puppet module install puppetlabs-vcsrepo-0.0.4.tar.gz --ignore-dependencies Preparing to install into /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules ... Installing -- do not interrupt ... /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules └── puppetlabs-vcsrepo (v0.0.4)

list

List installed modules:

$ puppet module list /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules ├── bodepd-create_resources (v0.0.1) ├── puppetlabs-bacula (v0.0.2) ├── puppetlabs-mysql (v0.0.1) ├── puppetlabs-sqlite (v0.0.1) └── puppetlabs-stdlib (v2.2.1) /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules (no modules installed)

List installed modules in a tree view:

$ puppet module list --tree /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules └─┬ puppetlabs-bacula (v0.0.2) ├── puppetlabs-stdlib (v2.2.1) ├─┬ puppetlabs-mysql (v0.0.1) │ └── bodepd-create_resources (v0.0.1) └── puppetlabs-sqlite (v0.0.1) /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules (no modules installed)

List installed modules from a specified environment:

$ puppet module list --environment production /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules ├── bodepd-create_resources (v0.0.1) ├── puppetlabs-bacula (v0.0.2) ├── puppetlabs-mysql (v0.0.1) ├── puppetlabs-sqlite (v0.0.1) └── puppetlabs-stdlib (v2.2.1) /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules (no modules installed)

List installed modules from a specified modulepath:

$ puppet module list --modulepath /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules (no modules installed)

search

Search the Puppet Forge for a module:

$ puppet module search puppetlabs NAME Description AUTHOR KEYWORDS bacula This is a generic Apache module @puppetlabs backups

uninstall

Uninstall a module:

$ puppet module uninstall puppetlabs-ssh Removed /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules/ssh (v1.0.0)

Uninstall a module from a specific directory:

$ puppet module uninstall puppetlabs-ssh --modulepath /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules Removed /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/modules/ssh (v1.0.0)

Uninstall a module from a specific environment:

$ puppet module uninstall puppetlabs-ssh --environment development Removed /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/development/modules/ssh (v1.0.0)

Uninstall a specific version of a module:

$ puppet module uninstall puppetlabs-ssh --version 2.0.0 Removed /etc/puppetlabs/code/modules/ssh (v2.0.0)

upgrade

upgrade an installed module to the latest version

$ puppet module upgrade puppetlabs-apache /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/modules └── puppetlabs-apache (v1.0.0 -> v2.4.0)

upgrade an installed module to a specific version

$ puppet module upgrade puppetlabs-apache --version 2.1.0 /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/modules └── puppetlabs-apache (v1.0.0 -> v2.1.0)

upgrade an installed module for a specific environment

$ puppet module upgrade puppetlabs-apache --environment test /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/test/modules └── puppetlabs-apache (v1.0.0 -> v2.4.0)

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