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Manage the `apt-dater` and `apt-dater-host` package and configuration files


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Version information

  • 1.0.2 (latest)
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released May 25th 2023
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x
  • Puppet >= 6.21.0 < 8.0.0
  • ,

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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'capsi-apt_dater', '1.0.2'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add capsi-apt_dater
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install capsi-apt_dater --version 1.0.2

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capsi/apt_dater — version 1.0.2 May 25th 2023


Manage the apt-dater and apt-dater-host package and configuration files.

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. What apt_dater affects
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


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What apt_dater affects

This module install apt-dater-host on managed Debian machines and apt-dater on a central node to perform update from a single point.


Managed nodes

On managed node you can export the host to the central node via the Puppet Store Config functionality.

You can export the host yourself with de defined type apt_dater::host or let the module do it for you:

class { 'apt_dater':
  ensure        => 'present',
  export_host   => true,
  export_config => {
     user  => 'update_user',
     group => 'Databases',
  collect_tag  => 'production', 

Central node

To collect all exported nodes on the central update node, you can use this:

class { 'apt_dater':
  ensure         => 'present',
  export_host    => true,
  export_config  => {
     user  => 'root',
     host  => 'localhost',
     group => 'Management',
  collect_hosts => true,
  collect_tag   => 'production', 


Only Debian-like operating systems are supported as apt-dater is tied to aptitude/apt package manager.