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

martin f krafft madduck at debian.org
Fri Mar 12 08:56:43 UTC 2010

also sprach Mathias Gug <mathiaz at ubuntu.com> [2010.03.11.1731 +0100]:
> Micah suggested something similar in bug 571129 [1]. In bug 571130
> [2] I raised the question on whether modules/ (and templates/ and
> files/) should be located in /var/lib/puppet/ or /etc/puppet. It
> seems to me that all of these directories should be located in the
> same place.

I disagree. Configuration files — and templates are such — should
live in /etc, and files dynamically created and modified by puppet
should be in /var/lib.

/var/lib/puppet/modules is simply a canonical location to give
modules space for dyanmically managed files.

Now, I agree with Micah that this is just one of several possible
ways, but it is probably the most common, thanks to David Schmitt,
and sometimes standardisation just needs someome to put their foot
down. ;)

It's just a directory (and a README file maybe, maybe even a note in

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