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How to Use Puppet python module in manifest file

asked 2016-02-23 09:26:04 -0600

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I am writing a puppet manifest file to install python and pymongo. This python module is installed on the server, link shown below

Here is the manifest file I created. But it say unknown class and resource . Please suggest what wrong in the syntax.

class { 'python' :
  version           => 'system',
  pip               => 'present'

  python::pip { 'pymongo' :
    pkgname         => 'pymongo',
    ensure          => '2.7',

It says Unknown class: 'python and Unknown resource type: 'python::pip'

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It's not a problem with your syntax, it's your puppet code setup. Please edit your answer and provide the filesystem locations of the module and the code that calls it, and how you are calling puppet.

lavaman gravatar imagelavaman ( 2016-02-23 13:42:27 -0600 )edit

Thanks, I am new to puppet. Can you please suggest how to provide filesystem locations of the module in the manifest file ?

bobby320 gravatar imagebobby320 ( 2016-02-24 11:01:00 -0600 )edit

You installed them. Where did you put them? It differs depending on version and open-source vs enterprise.

lavaman gravatar imagelavaman ( 2016-02-24 13:59:25 -0600 )edit

It is installed under this location /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/modules .

bobby320 gravatar imagebobby320 ( 2016-02-24 14:53:16 -0600 )edit

Whats the file name of your script and whats the full path all the way to it? Puppet has strict requirements regarding naming. If your class is called python, then the directory needs to be named python as well. Also, your main class should be in a file named init.pp.

UBPClaw gravatar imageUBPClaw ( 2016-02-24 17:34:54 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-02-25 11:07:33 -0600

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First off, Puppet has requirements around the naming of modules and the directory structure. You can read about that here

So if your class is called python the directory structure needs to match that. So make sure your path to your manifest is /etc/puppetlabs/puppet/modules/python/manifests/init.pp

Next, the python::pip is not a valid resource so Puppet doesnt know how to interpret that. A better solution would be to change that to a package resource.

package { 'pymongo' :
 ensure      => '2.7',}
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