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From Puppet web site:

Puppet is IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance. Using Puppet, you can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change, scaling from 10s of servers to 1000s, on-premise or in the cloud.


Puppet packages are available in AUR. Install either puppet or puppet-git. The maintainer of the puppet AUR packages is not interested in shipping patches to minimize work as well as avoid confusion as to where bugs should go. So I will collect my patches here.


Puppet will look for your configuration in /etc/puppet/manifests/site.pp.


Facter is a package that gathers facts about the system it runs on. Use with puppet facts find facter.

Facter requires both ifconfig as well as ip to gather network related facts.

Ruby-Facter 1.7.0

With facter 1.7.0 the new ifconfig in arch will give proper output to IP adresses,
but netmask/mtu are still a problem.

Netmask has been adressed on github version of facter.


"Pacman" is supported by puppet. Installing packages works out of the box with puppet 3.1.0 and the git packages.


Puppet 3.2.0rc1

Has been released and has been uploaded to aur. The diff below needs to be changed accordingly.

Puppet has trouble with systemd on arch linux. This diff fixes it:

--- puppet-3.1.0-orig/lib/puppet/provider/service/systemd.rb    2013-02-25 08:49:29.000000000 +0100
+++ puppet-3.1.0/lib/puppet/provider/service/systemd.rb 2013-02-26 16:59:36.828276309 +0100
@@ -3,9 +3,10 @@
 Puppet::Type.type(:service).provide :systemd, :parent => :base do
   desc "Manages `systemd` services using `/bin/systemctl`."
-  commands :systemctl => "/bin/systemctl"
+  commands :systemctl => "/usr/bin/systemctl"
   #defaultfor :osfamily => [:redhat, :suse]
+  defaultfor :osfamily => [:archlinux]
   def self.instances
     i = []

Apply in /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.9.1/gems.

When pupet 3.2.0 is release this won't be needed anymore patch has been sent upstream.

If you want to enable the "storeconfig" option in /etc/puppet/puppet.conf you will also need this patch:

diff -urN puppet-3.1.1-orig/lib/puppet/rails/resource.rb puppet-3.1.1/lib/puppet/rails/resource.rb
--- puppet-3.1.1-orig/lib/puppet/rails/resource.rb      2013-03-13 20:53:21.766846140 +0100
+++ puppet-3.1.1/lib/puppet/rails/resource.rb   2013-03-13 21:01:07.337490296 +0100
@@ -84,7 +86,11 @@
   def [](param)
-    super || parameter(param)
+    if param == 'id'
+      super
+    else
+      super || parameter(param)
+    end
   # Make sure this resource is equivalent to the provided Parser resource.

Apply in the same place.

Before you apply above patch read this:using_stored_configuration

See also