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Best way to install puppet master under SLES (Suse) 11 R2?

asked 2013-02-01 13:32:56 -0500

pwjohnston gravatar image

updated 2013-02-01 13:33:43 -0500

So this would be so much easier if we were sticking to RHEL, but we’re switching to SLES. I’ve been looking for a good guide to installing the puppet master, but I’m coming up short. The Pro Puppet book has an option for installing from source:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://puppetlabs.com/downloads/facter/facter-1.5.7.tar.gz
Unpack the tarball and run the install.rb script to install Facter.
$ tar -zxf facter-1.5.7.tar.gz
$ cd facter-1.5.7
# ./install.rb

This will install Facter into the default path for Ruby libraries on your ... (more)

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answered 2013-12-08 23:58:23 -0500

RussellM gravatar image

I know this is a pretty old question now, but the best option would be to use the SuSE package repositories here:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/systemsmanagement:/puppet/

That is what I am doing on SLES 11 SP3.

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answered 2013-02-02 12:09:12 -0500

Stefan gravatar image

The best way to install puppet (and this applies to mostly every software you want to install on your server) is through your native packaging system.

I'm not aware that puppetlabs specifically ships SLES packages and the SLES packages SuSE itself provides seem to really be outdated: Link

I'm no SLES user myself but maybe you can go with the opensuse packages from here

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answered 2014-01-07 15:42:18 -0500

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updated 2014-02-27 11:04:43 -0500

Puppet doesn't provide suse packages. You can install from the opensuse.org packages.

For sles11 sp2

zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/systemsmanagement:/puppet/SLE_11_SP2/ puppet
zypper install puppet
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answered 2015-01-19 13:37:06 -0500

NOT TRUE :) nunovellcom:SLES11-SP3-Updates offer the packages needed for Puppet Server but you need to have a licensed ver. of SLES from Novell.

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