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Could not find dependency Package[openssh-server] for Service[sshd]

asked 2016-02-26 08:44:43 -0600

xeon65 gravatar image

I'm trying to figure out why I get this error when checking for the openssh-server package: Could not find dependency Package[openssh-server] for Service[sshd]

I'm using a line like this to check the package on CentOS 7: require => Package['openssh-server'],

I do have the package installed: rpm -q openssh-server openssh-server-6.6.1p1-23.el72.x8664

I've been looking all over the Internet to see how Puppet checks packages, but have come up short.

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answered 2016-02-26 11:57:02 -0600

xeon65 gravatar image

I found the solution, you have to put this in your class file for the package: package { 'openssh-server': name => "openssh-server", provider => "yum" }

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package { 'openssh-server': } is sufficient enough.

rjc gravatar imagerjc ( 2016-03-05 14:03:23 -0600 )edit

I Tried just providing package: package { 'openssh-server': name => "openssh-server", I still got the Error until I added provider => "yum" } Then My error went away. Thanks it worked for me.

Billy L. gravatar imageBilly L. ( 2018-03-07 07:45:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-02-26 13:21:25 -0600

lavaman gravatar image

Just to clarify, the dependency you specified is for a resource in the puppet code, not for something on the system you are applying the code on. Checking the system to see if the package is installed is an apply time activity, whereas checking resource dependencies is a parsing/compile time activity.

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It's for a package on the system. The script checks to make sure the openssh-server is installed on the server.

xeon65 gravatar imagexeon65 ( 2016-02-26 13:53:51 -0600 )edit

I was just explaining why you had to add the package resource to solve your missing dependency issue.

lavaman gravatar imagelavaman ( 2016-02-27 18:46:04 -0600 )edit

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