Puppet and modules
bkearney at redhat.com
Fri Aug 8 11:20:55 UTC 2008
Mike McGrath wrote:
> So I've been working on modules for a bit now getting better educated on
> them. One thing that we haven't completely come to an agreement on is
> what should be a module, and what should the module be called. So until
> we come up with a perfect test of it. Here's what you should go by:
> Is it a package you're trying to configure? If yes. it should be a
> module. And that module should have the exact same name as the module.
> For now http is an exception to this because there's efficiencies to be
> gained. You don't have to go switch everything you're doing to modules
> right away but when you're looking to configure something, like postfix,
> for example. hit up the modules/ directory first. if its not in there.
> Look elsewhere.
> Having a good test question will be essential to keeping modules clean and
> not end up in an environment like we (and I'm sure many) are in where
> stuff is just stored all over the place. This may change in the future
> but until that point, stick with this.
Just to make sure you have seen these resources:
Also Genome and Thincrust are using alot of puppet, and may have some
modules to use
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