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What are the puppet predefine packages

asked 2015-04-22 21:36:51 -0600

esj.fmit gravatar image

I have few questions related to following,

package { "screen":
ensure => "installed"
} ,

How puppet identified package screen ? Are there list of pre-defined package list we can use, Is it possible to define our own package to use like

package { "mypkgesj":
ensure => "installed"
} ,

if yes how we can do that ?

Thanks in advance !

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answered 2015-04-22 21:47:18 -0600

csharpsteen gravatar image

updated 2015-04-22 21:51:25 -0600

All package names come from the operating system package manager. There is no "pre-defined package list" that controls what can be installed.

However, package names can be specific to an operating system. For example, the yum package manager on RedHat systems know the Apache webserver as httpd wile the apt package manager on Debian systems it as apache2. Custom packages can be installed by configuring a custom package repository, or using a low-level package manager like apt or deb to install package files directly by using the source parameter.

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Thanks, Can you explain bit about custom packages, Can you introduce a good tutorial which explain "installing custom custom package "

esj.fmit gravatar imageesj.fmit ( 2015-04-22 22:36:03 -0600 )edit

This tutorial might help. Read the two links at the top of the article as well. Keep in mind that it's just one of MANY ways to solve this problem.

rnelson0 gravatar imagernelson0 ( 2015-04-24 14:39:40 -0600 )edit

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