Puppet and 64bits packages

Since I use puppet to manage my machines (and the machines of customers), I noticed that I had more packages installed then before, I noticed also obviously the same behavior in packages to update and bandwidth consumption during updates. I realize that on 64bits machines, most of the time, the 32bits version of the packages managed by puppet were also installed. This is what I did in my recipes before:
    package { "corosync":
        ensure => "installed",
        require => Yumrepo["clusterlabs"];
    }
This kind of package declaration installed then the two version of the package, in this case corosync and the dependencies too. To avoid this I added the fact hardwaremodel and used the alias to keep my recipes consistent:
    package { "corosync.$hardwaremodel":
        ensure => "installed",
        alias => "corosync",
        require => Yumrepo["clusterlabs"];
    }
Hope this could help people having noticed the same behavior... or not :-)

Since I use puppet to manage my machines (and the machines of customers), I noticed that I had more packages installed then before, I noticed also obviously the same behavior in packages to update and bandwidth consumption during updates.

I realize that on 64bits machines, most of the time, the 32bits version of the packages managed by puppet were also installed.

This is what I did in my recipes before:

    package { "corosync":
        ensure => "installed",
        require => Yumrepo["clusterlabs"];
    }

This kind of package declaration installed then the two version of the package, in this case corosync and the dependencies too.

To avoid this I added the fact hardwaremodel and used the alias to keep my recipes consistent:

    package { "corosync.$hardwaremodel":
        ensure => "installed",
        alias => "corosync",
        require => Yumrepo["clusterlabs"];
    }

Hope this could help people having noticed the same behavior… or not 🙂

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

3 Comments

Leave a Reply to Pieter BarrezeeleCancel Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.