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Version information

  • 0.3.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Jan 31st 2015

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'DracoBlue-rvm', '0.3.0'
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bolt module add DracoBlue-rvm
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install DracoBlue-rvm --version 0.3.0

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Tags: ruby, bash, gem, rvm


DracoBlue/rvm — version 0.3.0 Jan 31st 2015


This module can be used to install ruby+gems for a single user by using rvm internally. It depends on eirc's single_user_rvm module.

puppet-rvm is copyright 2014-2015 by DracoBlue


Latest version from puppet forge:

$ puppet module install DracoBlue-rvm

Latest version from git.

$ cd modules
$ git clone rvm


  • puppetlabs/stdlib >= 4.0.0
  • eirc/single_user_rvm >= 0.3.0



rvm::ruby { "my blog":
    user => "blog",
    version => "ruby-2.0.0-p247"

rvm::gem { "jekyll":
    ruby => Rvm::Ruby["my blog"],
    ensure => "1.5.0"

rvm::gem { ["jekyll-sass", "sass", "sass-globbing", "therubyracer"]:
    ruby => Rvm::Ruby["blog"],
    require => [Rvm::Gem["jekyll"]]


  • /home/blog/.rvm contains a rvm installation
  • ruby is available as version ruby-2.0.0-p247
  • the gem jekyll is available in version 1.5.0
  • the gems jekyll-sass, ... are present on the system



Define which $version of ruby is installed for the $user.

rvm::ruby { "my blog":
    user => "blog",
    version => "ruby-2.0.0-p247"


Define which version (in $ensure) of $gem must be installed. You may use $name as shortcut for $gem.

rvm::gem { "my blog's jekyll":
    ruby => Rvm::Ruby["my blog"],
    gem => "jekyll",
    ensure => "1.5.0"

To make gem present in at least one version:

rvm::gem { "jekyll":
    ruby => Rvm::Ruby["my blog"],

To ensure it's uninstalled:

rvm::gem { "jekyll":
    ruby => Rvm::Ruby["my blog"],
    ensure => 'absent'


Is a shell provider based version of exec, which runs the command in a bash login shell. This makes rvm and a proper $PATH available in the environment.

The rvm::bash_exec command is used by rvm::gem and rvm::ruby to set up and work in the users environment.

rvm::bash_exec { "run jekyll":
    user => "blog",
    command => "jekyll build"

Hint: rvm::bash_exec tries to behave exactly like exec. Internally it does a su - $USER + bash --login and heavy eascaping on quotation marks. So if you want to run a command only under certian conditions, use puppets unless and onlyif parameters instead of such: if [ ... ]; then ... else; fi stuff.


  • 0.3.0 (2015/01/31)
  • 0.2.1 (2014/04/10)
    • replaced self made shell arg escaping with puppets shellquote #1
  • 0.2.0 (2014/03/31)
    • fixed cwd in rvm::bash_exec #1
    • renamed rvm::bash-exec to rvm::bash_exec
  • 0.1.0 (2014/03/30)
    • Initial release


  • make tests available (before 1.x release)


puppet-rvm is licensed under the terms of MIT.