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README.markdown

vcsrepo

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with vcsrepo
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module

Overview

The vcsrepo module lets you use Puppet to easily deploy content from your version control system (VCS).

Module Description

The vcsrepo module provides a single type with providers to support the following version control systems:

Note: git is the only vcs provider officially supported by Puppet Labs.

Setup

Setup Requirements

The vcsrepo module does not install any VCS software for you. You must install a VCS before you can use this module.

Like Puppet in general, the vcsrepo module does not automatically create parent directories for the files it manages. Make sure to set up any needed directory structures before you get started.

Beginning with vcsrepo

To create and manage a blank repository, define the type vcsrepo with a path to your repository and supply the provider parameter based on the VCS you're using.

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
}

Usage

Note: git is the only vcsrepo provider officially supported by Puppet Labs.

Git

Create a blank repository

To create a blank repository, suitable for use as a central repository, define vcsrepo without source or revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
}

If you're managing a central or official repository, you might want to make it a bare repository. To do this, set ensure to 'bare':

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => bare,
  provider => git,
}

Clone/pull a repository

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
}

By default, vcsrepo will use the HEAD of the source repository's master branch. To use another branch or a specific commit, set revision to either a branch name or a commit SHA or tag.

Branch name:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  revision => 'development',
}

SHA:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  revision => '0c466b8a5a45f6cd7de82c08df2fb4ce1e920a31',
}

Tag:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  revision => '1.1.2rc1',
}

To check out a branch as a specific user, supply the user parameter:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  revision => '0c466b8a5a45f6cd7de82c08df2fb4ce1e920a31',
  user     => 'someUser',
}

To keep the repository at the latest revision, set ensure to 'latest'.

WARNING: this overwrites any local changes to the repository:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => latest,
  provider => git,
  source   => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  revision => 'master',
}

To clone the repository but skip initializing submodules, set submodules to 'false':

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => git,
  source     => 'git://example.com/repo.git',
  submodules => false,
}

Use multiple remotes with a repository

In place of a single string, you can set source to a hash of one or more name => URL pairs:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => git,
  remote   => 'origin'
  source   => {
    'origin'       => 'https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppetlabs-vcsrepo.git', 
    'other_remote' => 'https://github.com/other_user/puppetlabs-vcsrepo.git'
  },
}

Note: if you set source to a hash, one of the names you specify must match the value of the remote parameter. That remote serves as the upstream of your managed repository.

Connect via SSH

To connect to your source repository via SSH (e.g., 'username@server:…'), we recommend managing your SSH keys with Puppet and using the require metaparameter to make sure they are present before the vcsrepo resource is applied.

To use SSH keys associated with a user, specify the username in the user parameter:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => git,
  source     => 'git://username@example.com/repo.git',
  user       => 'toto', #uses toto's $HOME/.ssh setup
  require    => File['/home/toto/.ssh/id_rsa'],
}

Bazaar

Create a blank repository

To create a blank repository, suitable for use as a central repository, define vcsrepo without source or revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => bzr,
}

Branch from an existing repository

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => bzr,
  source   => '/some/path',
}

To branch from a specific revision, set revision to a valid Bazaar revision spec:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => bzr,
  source   => '/some/path',
  revision => 'menesis@pov.lt-20100309191856-4wmfqzc803fj300x',
}

Connect via SSH

To connect to your source repository via SSH (e.g., 'bzr+ssh://...' or 'sftp://...,'), we recommend using the require metaparameter to make sure your SSH keys are present before the vcsrepo resource is applied:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => bzr,
  source     => 'bzr+ssh://bzr.example.com/some/path',
  user       => 'toto', #uses toto's $HOME/.ssh setup
  require    => File['/home/toto/.ssh/id_rsa'],
}

CVS

Create a blank repository

To create a blank repository, suitable for use as a central repository, define vcsrepo without source or revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => cvs,
}

Checkout/update from a repository

vcsrepo { '/path/to/workspace':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => cvs,
  source   => ':pserver:anonymous@example.com:/sources/myproj',
}

To get a specific module on the current mainline, supply the module parameter:

vcsrepo {'/vagrant/lockss-daemon-source':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => cvs,
  source   => ':pserver:anonymous@lockss.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/lockss',
  module   => 'lockss-daemon',
}

To set the GZIP compression levels for your repository history, use the compression parameter:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/workspace':
  ensure      => present,
  provider    => cvs,
  compression => 3,
  source      => ':pserver:anonymous@example.com:/sources/myproj',
}

To get a specific revision, set revision to the revision number.

vcsrepo { '/path/to/workspace':
  ensure      => present,
  provider    => cvs,
  compression => 3,
  source      => ':pserver:anonymous@example.com:/sources/myproj',
  revision    => '1.2',
}

You can also set revision to a tag:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/workspace':
  ensure      => present,
  provider    => cvs,
  compression => 3,
  source      => ':pserver:anonymous@example.com:/sources/myproj',
  revision    => 'SOMETAG',
}

Connect via SSH

To connect to your source repository via SSH, we recommend using the require metaparameter to make sure your SSH keys are present before the vcsrepo resource is applied:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => cvs,
  source     => ':pserver:anonymous@example.com:/sources/myproj',
  user       => 'toto', #uses toto's $HOME/.ssh setup
  require    => File['/home/toto/.ssh/id_rsa'],
}

Mercurial

Create a blank repository

To create a blank repository, suitable for use as a central repository, define vcsrepo without source or revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
}

Clone/pull & update a repository

To get the default branch tip:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'http://hg.example.com/myrepo',
}

For a specific changeset, use revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'http://hg.example.com/myrepo',
  revision => '21ea4598c962',
}

You can also set revision to a tag:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'http://hg.example.com/myrepo',
  revision => '1.1.2',
}

To check out as a specific user:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'http://hg.example.com/myrepo',
  user     => 'user',
}

To specify an SSH identity key:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'ssh://hg@hg.example.com/myrepo',
  identity => '/home/user/.ssh/id_dsa1,
}

To specify a username and password for HTTP Basic authentication:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => latest,
  provider => hg,
  source   => 'http://hg.example.com/myrepo',
  basic_auth_username => 'hgusername',
  basic_auth_password => 'hgpassword',
}

Connect via SSH

To connect to your source repository via SSH (e.g., 'ssh://...'), we recommend using the require metaparameter to make sure your SSH keys are present before the vcsrepo resource is applied:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => hg,
  source     => 'ssh://hg.example.com//path/to/myrepo',
  user       => 'toto', #uses toto's $HOME/.ssh setup
  require    => File['/home/toto/.ssh/id_rsa'],
}

Perforce

Create an empty workspace

To set up the connection to your Perforce service, set p4config to the location of a valid Perforce config file stored on the node:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => present,
  provider   => p4,
  p4config   => '/root/.p4config'
}

Note: If you don't include the P4CLIENT setting in your config file, the provider generates a workspace name based on the digest of path and the node's hostname (e.g., puppet-91bc00640c4e5a17787286acbe2c021c):

Create/update and sync a Perforce workspace

To sync a depot path to head, set ensure to 'latest':

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => latest,
  provider => p4,
  source   => '//depot/branch/...'
}

To sync to a specific changelist, specify its revision number with the revision parameter:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => p4,
  source   => '//depot/branch/...',
  revision => '2341'
}

You can also set revision to a label:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => p4,
  source   => '//depot/branch/...',
  revision => 'my_label'
}

Subversion

Create a blank repository

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => svn,
}

Check out from an existing repository

Provide a source pointing to the branch or tag you want to check out:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => svn,
  source   => 'svn://svnrepo/hello/branches/foo',
}

You can also designate a specific revision:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => svn,
  source   => 'svn://svnrepo/hello/branches/foo',
  revision => '1234',
}

Use a specific Subversion configuration directory

Use the configuration parameter to designate the directory that contains your Subversion configuration files (typically, '/path/to/.subversion'):

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure        => present,
  provider      => svn,
  source        => 'svn://svnrepo/hello/branches/foo',
  configuration => '/path/to/.subversion',
}

Connect via SSH

To connect to your source repository via SSH (e.g., 'svn+ssh://...'), we recommend using the require metaparameter to make sure your SSH keys are present before the vcsrepo resource is applied:

vcsrepo { '/path/to/repo':
  ensure     => latest,
  provider   => svn,
  source     => 'svn+ssh://svnrepo/hello/branches/foo',
  user       => 'toto', #uses toto's $HOME/.ssh setup
  require    => File['/home/toto/.ssh/id_rsa'],
}

Reference

Type: vcsrepo

The vcsrepo module adds only one type with several providers. Each provider abstracts a different VCS, and each provider includes a set of features according to its needs.

Providers

Note: Not all features are available with all providers.

git - Supports the Git VCS.

Features: bare_repositories, depth, multiple_remotes, reference_tracking, ssh_identity, submodules, user

Parameters: depth, ensure, excludes, force, group, identity, owner, path, provider, remote, revision, source, user

bzr - Supports the Bazaar VCS.

Features: reference_tracking

Parameters: ensure, excludes, force, group, owner, path, provider, revision, source

cvs - Supports the CVS VCS.

Features: cvs_rsh, gzip_compression, modules, reference_tracking, user

Parameters: compression, cvs_rsh, ensure, excludes, force, group, module, owner, path, provider

hg - Supports the Mercurial VCS.

Features: reference_tracking, ssh_identity, user

Parameters: ensure, excludes, force, group, identity, owner, path, provider, revision, source, user

p4 - Supports the Perforce VCS.

Features: p4config, reference_tracking

Parameters: ensure, excludes, force, group, owner, p4config, path, provider, revision, source

svn - Supports the Subversion VCS.

Features: basic_auth, configuration, conflict, filesystem_types, reference_tracking

Parameters: basic_auth_password, basic_auth_username, configuration, conflict, ensure, excludes, force, fstype, group, owner, path, provider, revision, source

Features

Note: Not all features are available with all providers.

  • bare_repositories - Differentiates between bare repositories and those with working copies. (Available with git.)
  • basic_auth - Supports HTTP Basic authentication. (Available with svn.)
  • conflict - Lets you decide how to resolve any conflicts between the source repository and your working copy. (Available with svn.)
  • configuration - Lets you specify the location of your configuration files. (Available with svn.)
  • cvs_rsh - Understands the CVS_RSH environment variable. (Available with cvs.)
  • depth - Supports shallow clones. (Available with git.)
  • filesystem_types - Supports multiple types of filesystem. (Available with svn.)
  • gzip_compression - Supports explicit GZip compression levels. (Available with cvs.)
  • modules - Lets you choose a specific repository module. (Available with cvs.)
  • multiple_remotes - Tracks multiple remote repositories. (Available with git.)
  • reference_tracking - Lets you track revision references that can change over time (e.g., some VCS tags and branch names). (Available with all providers)
  • ssh_identity - Lets you specify an SSH identity file. (Available with git and hg.)
  • user - Can run as a different user. (Available with git, hg and cvs.)
  • p4config - Supports setting the P4CONFIG environment. (Available with p4.)
  • submodules - Supports repository submodules which can be optionally initialized. (Available with git.)

Parameters

All parameters are optional, except where specified otherwise.

basic_auth_password

Specifies the password for HTTP Basic authentication. (Requires the basic_auth feature.) Valid options: a string. Default: none.

basic_auth_username

Specifies the username for HTTP Basic authentication. (Requires the basic_auth feature.) Valid options: a string. Default: none.

compression

Sets the GZIP compression level for the repository history. (Requires the gzip_compression feature.) Valid options: an integer between 0 and 6. Default: none.

configuration

Sets the configuration directory to use. (Requires the configuration feature.) Valid options: a string containing an absolute path. Default: none.

conflict

Tells Subversion how to resolve any conflicts between the source repository and your working copy. (Requires the conflict feature.) Valid options: 'base', 'mine-full', 'theirs-full', and 'working'. Default: none.

cvs_rsh

Provides a value for the CVS_RSH environment variable. (Requires the cvs_rsh feature.) Valid options: a string. Default: none.

depth

Sets the number of commits to include when creating a shallow clone. (Requires the depth feature.) Valid options: an integer. Default: none.

ensure

Specifies whether the repository should exist. Valid options: 'present', 'bare', 'absent', and 'latest'. Default: 'present'.

excludes

Lists any files the repository shouldn't track (similar to .gitignore). Valid options: a string (separate multiple values with the newline character). Default: none.

force

Specifies whether to delete any existing files in the repository path if creating a new repository. Use with care. Valid options: 'true' and 'false'. Default: 'false'.

fstype

Sets the filesystem type. (Requires the filesystem_types feature.) Valid options: 'fsfs' or 'bdb'. Default: none.

group

Specifies a group to own the repository files. Valid options: a string containing a group name or GID. Default: none.

identity

Specifies an identity file to use for SSH authentication. (Requires the ssh_identity feature.) Valid options: a string containing an absolute path. Default: none.

module

Specifies the repository module to manage. (Requires the modules feature.) Valid options: a string containing the name of a CVS module. Default: none.

owner

Specifies a user to own the repository files. Valid options: a string containing a username or UID. Default: none.

p4config

Specifies a config file that contains settings for connecting to the Perforce service. (Requires the p4config feature.) Valid options: a string containing the absolute path to a valid Perforce config file. Default: none.

path

Specifies a location for the managed repository. Valid options: a string containing an absolute path. Default: the title of your declared resource.

provider

Required. Specifies the backend to use for this vcsrepo resource. Valid options: 'bzr', 'cvs', 'git', 'hg', 'p4', and 'svn'.

remote

Specifies the remote repository to track. (Requires the multiple_remotes feature.) Valid options: a string containing one of the remote names specified in source. Default: 'origin'.

revision

Sets the revision of the repository. Valid options vary by provider:

Default: none.

source

Specifies a source repository to serve as the upstream for your managed repository. Default: none. Valid options vary by provider:

  • git - a string containing a Git repository URL or a hash of name => URL mappings. See also remote.
  • bzr - a string containing a Bazaar branch location
  • cvs - a string containing a CVS root
  • hg - a string containing the local path or URL of a Mercurial repository
  • p4 - a string containing a Perforce depot path
  • svn - a string containing a Subversion repository URL

Default: none.

submodules

Specifies whether to initialize and update each submodule in the repository. (Requires the submodules feature.) Valid options: 'true' and 'false'. Default: 'true'.

user

Specifies the user to run as for repository operations. (Requires the user feature.) Valid options: a string containing a username or UID. Default: none.

Limitations

Git is the only VCS provider officially supported by Puppet Labs.

This module has been tested with Puppet 2.7 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • CentOS 5/6/7
  • Debian 6/7
  • Oracle 5/6/7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/7
  • Scientific Linux 5/6/7
  • SLES 10/11/12
  • Ubuntu 10.04/12.04/14.04

Testing on other platforms has been light and cannot be guaranteed.

Development

Puppet Labs modules on the Puppet Forge are open projects, and community contributions are essential for keeping them great. We can't access the huge number of platforms and myriad of hardware, software, and deployment configurations that Puppet is intended to serve.

We want to keep it as easy as possible to contribute changes so that our modules work in your environment. There are a few guidelines that we need contributors to follow so that we can have a chance of keeping on top of things.

You can read the complete module contribution guide on the Puppet Labs wiki.

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