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Version information

  • 1.1.0 (latest)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
released Oct 23rd 2018
This version is compatible with:

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'silverstripe-servicetools', '1.1.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add silverstripe-servicetools
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install silverstripe-servicetools --version 1.1.0

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silverstripe/servicetools — version 1.1.0 Oct 23rd 2018

Puppet Servicetools

Provides resources for standardised installation of arbitrary binaries, including daemonising them through systemd. Designed to work well with hiera - you can install binaries without needing to write custom puppet manifests.

Hiera usage

To improve composability, the module does NOT make assumptions on how your keys are named in hiera, and does not create_resources for you. Map the resources to hiera keys:

create_resources(servicetools::install_file, hiera('servicetools::install_file', {}))
create_resources(servicetools::install_localfile, hiera('servicetools::install_localfile', {}))
create_resources(servicetools::install_deb, hiera('servicetools::install_deb', {}))
create_resources(servicetools::install_tgz, hiera('servicetools::install_tgz', {}))
create_resources(servicetools::install_systemd_unit, hiera('servicetools::install_systemd_unit', {}))

Now you can use hiera to provision arbitrary resources:

    source: ""
      ExecStart: "/usr/local/bin/discombobulator --reticulate-splines --calibrate-blue-skies"
      Restart: "on-failure"
      RestartSec: "5"
    service_ensure: "stopped"
    service_enable: true

Running tests

Change directory to the project root, then run bundle exec rake spec SPEC_OPTS='--format documentation'