A puppet-lint plugin to check the ensure attribute on package resources.
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puppet-lint-package_ensure-check

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A puppet-lint plugin to check the ensure attribute on package resources.

Installing

From the command line

$ gem install puppet-lint-package_ensure-check

In a Gemfile

gem 'puppet-lint-package_ensure-check'

Checks

Ensure latest on package resource

The latest value for the ensure attribute is dangerous and should not be used. You should use installed or a version specifier instead.

What you have done

package { 'puppet':
  ensure => latest,
}

What you should have done

package { 'puppet':
  ensure => '3.8.3-1',
}

Disabling the check

To disable this check, you can add --no-package_ensure-check to your puppet-lint command line.

$ puppet-lint --no-package_ensure-check path/to/file.pp

Alternatively, if you’re calling puppet-lint via the Rake task, you should insert the following line to your Rakefile.

PuppetLint.configuration.send('disable_package_ensure')

Fix support

This plugin has the ability to fix the ensure value by setting it to installed instead of latest.

Only use this if you know what you're doing!