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Which forge modules should I choose?

asked 2012-10-29 05:30:56 -0500

updated 2013-01-03 14:24:31 -0500

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I can see lots of different modules available to download from the Puppet forge to manage, for example, Apache - how do I go about choosing which one to download and use?

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answered 2012-11-01 12:38:08 -0500

When I look at modules on the Forge, I use the following list to select a module to try out first.

  1. Has someone recommended the module to me? If so, try that one. (I look for recommendations on the puppet-users mailing list.)
  2. Is the module intended to operate on the operating system I'm working with? (If not, I look for a module that does operate with my operating system. If there isn't one, then I consider contributing additional platform support to an existing module.)
  3. Does the module have some way to automatically run through example behaviors and validate ...
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i think it would be a great idea to add some kind of tags and filters to the forge. i want to search for 'debian' modules written for at least ...(more)

Willi gravatar imageWilli ( 2013-08-31 17:39:21 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-12-19 14:00:49 -0500

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Puppet encourages the use of semantic versioning http://semver.org/. If the version is below 1.0.0, ie: 0.y.z, then it is still undergoing development and not a stable module. If you want stability, look for at least 1.0.0.

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