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How to install puppet agent on photon by VMware?

asked 2015-04-23 03:15:00 -0600

Andreas gravatar image

VMware announced a new small container host called photon.

I would like to know how to install the puppet agent on photon? Hiera and facter works fine so far.

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Can you describe how you already installed hiera and facter into Photon?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-04-24 12:42:15 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-04-27 12:00:22 -0600

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I had to build Ruby 1.9.3 manually from a downloaded tarball, and that required a bunch of additional packages to be installed on the system - gcc, binutils, linux-api-headers, make, etc. Once I got a functioning ruby executable, I ran into the same error that you reported.

In order for the OpenSSL Ruby extension to be built, you have to install the openssl-devel package before building Ruby. I ran tdnf install openssl-devel, rebuilt Ruby, and that got past the openssl error. After that, I still needed to install the which package, but once I did that, Puppet 3.7.5 installed correctly:

root [ ~/puppet-3.7.5 ]# puppet resource user root
user { 'root':
  ensure  => 'present',
  comment => 'root',
  gid     => '0',
  home    => '/root',
  shell   => '/bin/bash',
  uid     => '0',
root [ ~/puppet-3.7.5 ]# uname -a
Linux photon.localdomain 3.19.2 #1-photon SMP Wed Apr 15 22:37:11 UTC 2015 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Hope that helps!

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Awesome, that works. Thank you very much!

timarenz gravatar imagetimarenz ( 2015-04-27 16:29:14 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-04-25 02:01:42 -0600

timarenz gravatar image

updated 2015-04-25 09:00:36 -0600

csharpsteen gravatar image

I used the tarball install method which works just fine for facter and hiera:

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And what is the problem with installing the Puppet agent the same way? Can you supply some error messages or other information?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-04-25 19:45:43 -0600 )edit

Here is the error I get when trying to install the puppet agent: sudo ruby install.rb ftools not found. Using FileUtils instead.. Could not load openssl; cannot install But the OpenSSL version 1.0.2a is installed.

timarenz gravatar imagetimarenz ( 2015-04-27 03:42:07 -0600 )edit

What version of ruby is installed on your machine?

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2015-04-27 11:39:00 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-10-20 13:01:23 -0600

jakerobinson gravatar image

Photon TP2 now has ruby-2.2 available:

tdnf install ruby


gem install puppet

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