Appendix A. Appendix

Using r10k to install Puppet Modules

r10k provides a general purpose toolset for deploying Puppet environments and modules. It implements the Puppetfile format and provides a native implementation of Puppet dynamic environments.

To translate that into English, r10k takes all the work out of managing a collection of puppet modules and their dependencies on GitHub. If you’d like to deploy the Learning MCollective test environment (exactly as I used it when writing this book) in a fresh new environment, this is the fastest way to do it.

If you don’t have r10k installed yet, let’s do this first. Install it directly from the gem:

$ sudo gem install r10k
Successfully installed colored-1.2
Successfully installed cri-2.5.0
Successfully installed systemu-2.5.2
Successfully installed log4r-1.1.10
Successfully installed multi_json-1.8.4
Successfully installed json_pure-1.8.1
Successfully installed multipart-post-1.2.0
Successfully installed faraday-0.8.9
Successfully installed faraday_middleware-0.9.1
Successfully installed faraday_middleware-multi_json-0.0.5
Successfully installed r10k-1.2.1
11 gems installed

If you are using Ruby 1.8 then you may see errors like this when you run r10k:

Faraday: you may want to install system_timer for reliable timeouts

If so, install the gem specified.

$ sudo gem install system_timer
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
Successfully installed system_timer-1.2.4
1 gem installed

Now that ...

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