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Are puppet urls still not supported on windows for Package?

asked 2013-11-06 17:29:54 -0500

iamback gravatar image

Mentioned on this page: http://docs.puppetlabs.com/windows/writing.html

The source parameter is required, and must refer to a local .msi file, a file from a mapped drive, or a UNC path. You can distribute packages as file resources. Puppet URLs are not currently supported for the package type’s source attribute.

Is this still the case with the latest puppet? If I don't want to use a FULL path to an installer do I have any other options? I'd still like to put the installer in the files directory, but it would be nice if ... (more)

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answered 2014-02-20 12:27:07 -0500

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UNC paths are supported for MSI-based packages (because msiexec supports it). They are not currently supported for exe-based packages, e.g. InstallShield, NullSoft.

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answered 2013-11-08 09:54:41 -0500

updated 2013-11-08 12:11:16 -0500

The documentation looks a little outdated. Hopefully we can get that updated. Although I'm not sure of the answer to your question. I believe the answer is still no.

You could source the file as a separate step and notify the package to install from the local source.

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