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Puppet confinelibs Module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations
  5. Versioning
  6. Support
  7. Contributing
  8. See Also


Confine Puppet providers based on libs (Gems)


Create a Puppet::Confine instance that requires a list of libs (Gems). A separate Puppet::Util::Feature is created for each lib. This is similar to Puppet::Confine::Feature for lib dependencies except that a feature does not need to be manually declared.



Single lib

confine :libs => "simple-graphite"

Ruby 1.9+ JSON style

confine libs: "simple-graphite"

Multiple libs

confine :libs => ["openstack", "slackcat"]

Equivalent to:

confine :libs => "openstack"
confine :libs => "slackcat"

Equivalent to:

confine :libs => ["openstack"]
confine :libs => ["slackcat"]

Ruby 1.9+ JSON style

confine libs: ["openstack", "slackcat"]


Tested Puppets

  • 3.7.5
  • 4.0.0


This module is versioned according to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 specification.


Please log tickets and issues at github


  1. Fork it on github
  2. Make a local clone of your fork
  3. Create a topic branch. Eg, feature/mousetrap
  4. Make/commit changes
    • Commit messages should be in imperative tense
    • Check that linter warnings or errors are not introduced - bundle exec rake lint
    • Check that Rspec-puppet unit tests are not broken and coverage is added for new features - bundle exec rake spec
    • Documentation of API/features is updated as appropriate in the README
    • If present, beaker acceptance tests should be run and potentially updated - bundle exec rake beaker
  5. When the feature is complete, rebase / squash the branch history as necessary to remove "fix typo", "oops", "whitespace" and other trivial commits
  6. Push the topic branch to github
  7. Open a Pull Request (PR) from the topic branch onto parent repo's master branch

See Also

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