[Pkg-puppet-devel] Bug#723080: Starting puppet agent when "puppet" is installed

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen ssm at debian.org
Fri Sep 20 21:40:12 UTC 2013

The only task for the "puppet" package is to provide init script and
systemd service for puppet agent. Everything needed to run puppet is in
the "puppet-common" package.

The puppet agent will not apply any configuration until the
administrator runs "puppet agent --enable". It will, however, create a
host SSL key, a CRT, and submit that to a puppet master.

I do not think that services should not be enabled on installation, in
general, so for the moment, I do not think this is a bug in the
packaging, or in the upstream software.

There was a short thread about this on the puppet packaging mailing
list, at
feel free to join the discussion.

Stig Sandbeck Mathisen

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