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Invalid package provider chocolatey

asked 2015-03-12 09:52:50 -0500

eliassal gravatar image

I have a puppet master working fine and using roles and profiles with a windows machine I tried to use puppet-chocolatey

added the Choclatey module to puppet master

 puppet module install rismoney-chocolatey

Then updated the roles init.pp with

class { 'profiles::windows::notepadplusplus':}

Updated the profiles init.pp with

class profiles::windows::notepadplusplus {
  package { 'notepadplusplus':
    ensure    => '6.5.1',
    provider        => 'chocolatey'
    source          => '',

I get the following error when running the agent

Error: Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: Puppet::Parser::AST::Resource failed with error ArgumentError: Could not find declared class profiles::windows::notepadplusplus at /etc/puppet/environments/ production/modules/roles/manifests/init.pp:46 on node Warning: Not using cache on failed catalog Error: Could not retrieve catalog; skipping run I am not able to find any link or contact or support to ask about this issue. Thanks in advance for your help

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answered 2015-03-13 14:34:33 -0500

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Thanks PorkCharSui for your response. before adding this class, I had the following in the roles initi.pp which worked fine

roles init.pp

class roles::windows-admin {  
 class { 'profiles::windows::mysql-workbench': }
  class { 'profiles::windows::putty': }

profiles init.pp

class profiles::windows::putty {

  file { 'c:/localbin/':
    ensure => 'directory',

  download_file { "Download putty":
    url                   => '$
    destination_directory => 'c:\localbin',

   download_file { "Download puttygen":
   url                    => '$
   destination_directory  => 'c:\localbin',


so what I did is I added

class { 'profiles::windows::notepadplusplus':}

to roles init.pp

then added the following to the profiles init.pp

class profiles::windows::notepadplusplus { package { "notepadplusplus": ensure => '6.5.1', provider => 'chocolatey', source => '$


Is there any difference, can you please explain why I need to use your syntx, is it because of some specifics to Chocolatey Thanbks again

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Your notation is correct and should work as long as it is within your "class roles::windows-admin {" in the "roles/init.pp", but that I couldn't see in your initial question.

PorkCharSui gravatar imagePorkCharSui ( 2015-03-16 05:19:47 -0500 )edit

It's puppet's name spacing, "profiles::windows::notepadplusplus" compares to a directory structure ".../modules/profiles/manifests/windows/notepadplusplus.pp" the "::" could be seen as a "/" or "\" (on windows).

PorkCharSui gravatar imagePorkCharSui ( 2015-03-16 05:29:17 -0500 )edit

So what I need to do in order to make it work?

eliassal gravatar imageeliassal ( 2015-03-17 09:56:47 -0500 )edit

Can somebody respond to this? I understand that there is a good community behind the puppet? it has been more than 2 weeks and not being able to progress on this

eliassal gravatar imageeliassal ( 2015-03-22 11:42:18 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-13 04:07:27 -0500

PorkCharSui gravatar image

You've declared a class { 'profiles::windows::notepadplusplus':} in your roles manifest, that won't work. You should declare a class role::something and include the class profiles::something::something. Something like this:

class roles::windows {
    include profiles::windows::notepadplusplus
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