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A package provider for FreeBSD's PkgNG package manager.

This module contains the provider as well as some implementation around configuring the pkg.conf file. If you are building your own PkgNG packages, you may also want to look at the poudriere module.


The easiest way to install is to install from the forge.

puppet module install zleslie/pkgng

Then to configure your system to use PkgNG with all default settings, a simple include will do.

include pkgng

You may wish to override settings though, to do this simply use it as a class:

class { 'pkgng':
  purge_repos_d => false,
  options       => [
    'PKG_ENV : {',
    ' http_proxy: "http://proxy:3128"',

By default, this module will erase the default repository and you'll want to define some. To disable this behaviour you can use the example above of setting purge_repos_d to false.

Using specific repositories is as simple as a Puppet resource.

pkgng::repo { '': }  # You'll want this one!
pkgng::repo { 'my.own.repo': }      # You can then specify more...

Installation via R10K

You can also clone this repo to somewhere in your modulepath, or use something like r10k to deploy your modules. R10k is sweet. For those not familiar, check out Finch's blog post on the subject of module deployment.

To track the git repository, a line in your Puppetfile that looks something like the following should get you started.

mod 'pkgng', :git => 'git://', :ref => '0.2.0'

Installation via Librarian-Puppet

Installation via Librarian-Puppet is straight forward, simply add the following to your Puppetfile

mod 'zleslie/pkgng'


Once you have the module installed, you can use it by simply adding a site default in site.pp that looks like this.

Package {
  provider => pkgng

Now every package that you install will use the PkgNG provider.

With multiple repositories defined, a package can be installed from a specific repo by giving a URN locator for that repository like this.

pkgng::repo { 'my.own.repo': }

package { 'puppet':
  source => 'urn:freebsd:repo:my.own.repo',

If you have multible repos provinding the same package you can prefer one repo over the other by increasing the priority. The dafult priority is 0 and higher priorities are prefered

pkgng::repo { '': }  
pkgng::repo { 'my.own.repo':
  priority => 10,

package {'wget': }

With the above config if the wget package exists in both repositories it would be installed from my.own.repo


Please help make this module better. Send pull request, file issues, be mindful of the tests and help improve where you can.

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