[Pkg-puppet-devel] Bug#573430: Bug#573430: Bug#573430: provide $vardir/modules

Nigel Kersten nigel at explanatorygap.net
Thu Mar 11 17:12:48 UTC 2010

2010/3/11 micah anderson <micah at riseup.net>:
> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 14:05:50 +0100, martin f krafft <madduck at debian.org> wrote:
>> The idea comes from David Schmitt's common module, which creates
>> /var/lib/puppet/modules/common to store stuff the module needs.
>> I think it would make sense to create /var/lib/puppet/modules by the
>> puppet package so that other modules can just drop their own
>> directories in there without each and every one of them having to
>> jump through hoops to ensure existence of the parent.
> I think that the modules directory should only be created if Debian was
> shipping modules as packages and they were using that directory, or if
> debian would use that path in the config as a module path.


How far do we take this? Most people start off with plain modules, and
end up moving towards modules in environments, and it's just
impractical imho to provide an appropriate directory structure in that

> if somebody uses modules_dir they should create that dir with puppet,
> not with the package, afterall this is what puppet is for. not everyone
> on Debian uses this approach, DavidS modules, while useful for people to
> get going, are not used by every Debian user.
> For example, here is an alternative approach (one that is IMHO more cleaner):
> http://www.devco.net/archives/2010/02/19/building_files_from_fragments_with_puppet.php
> micah
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