This version is compatible with:
- Puppet Enterprise 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x
- Puppet >= 6.0.0
Choria Package Agent
The package agent that lets you install, uninstall, update, purge and query the status of packages on your system.
This agent can be extended to support different Package managers, by default it uses Puppet. See the section later in this document about extendibility.
This agent provides the following actions, for details about each please run
mco plugin doc agent/package
- apt_checkupdates - Check for APT updates
- apt_update - Update the apt cache
- checkupdates - Check for updates
- count - Get number of packages installed
- install - Install a package
- md5 - Get md5 digest of list of packages installed
- purge - Purge a package
- refresh - Update the available packages cache
- search - Search package manager for package availability
- status - Get the status of a package
- uninstall - Uninstall a package
- update - Update a package
- yum_checkupdates - Check for YUM updates
- yum_clean - Clean the YUM cache
This agent is installed by default as part of the Choria Orchestrator.
There is one plugin configuration setting for the package agent.
- provider - The Util class that implements the install, uninstall, purge, update and status behavior. Defaults to 'puppet'
General provider configuration options can then also be set in the config file.
mcollective_agent_package::config: provider: puppet puppet.allowcdrom: true
By default the Action Policy system is configured to only allow
actions from all users. These are read only and does not expose secrets.
Follow the Choria documentation to configure your own policies either site wide or per agent.
If you do configure any Policies specific to this module these defaults will be overriden when done using Hiera.
An example policy can be seen here:
mcollective_agent_package::policies: - action: "allow" callers: "choria=manager.mcollective" actions: "install update uninstall purge" facts: "*" classes: "*"
% mco rpc package install package=nano * [ ============================================================> ] 4 / 4 Summary of Ensure: 2.0.9-7.el6 = 4 Finished processing 4 / 4 hosts in 18176.83 ms
% mco package nano uninstall * [ ============================================================> ] 4 / 4 Summary of Ensure: absent = 4 Finished processing 4 / 4 hosts in 393.68 ms
% mco rpc package install package=openssl version=0.9.8k-7ubuntu8 * [ ============================================================> ] 4 / 4 Summary of Ensure: 0.9.8k-7ubuntu8 = 4 Finished processing 4 / 4 hosts in 18176.83 ms
The Package agent also supplies a data plugin which uses the Package agent to check the current status of a package. The data plugin will set installed to true/false if the package is not installed or not, and will set status to the currently installed version if it is present and can be used during discovery or any other place where the MCollective discovery language is used.
mco rpc rpcutil ping -S "package('mypackage').installed=false" mco rpc rpcutil ping -S "package('mypackage').status=3.2-1"
The default package agent achieves platform portability by using the Puppet provider system to support package managers on all platforms that Puppet supports.
If however you are not a Puppet user or simply want to implement some new method of package management you can do so by providing your own backend provider for this agent.
The logic for the Puppet version of this agent is implemented in
Util::Package::PuppetPackage, you can create a custom package implementation
This agent defaults to
Util::Package::PuppetPackage but if you have your own
you can configure it in the config file using:
mcollective_agent_package::config: provider: puppet
There is an example
YumPackage that manages YUM based systems without Puppet
that you can look to for an example.
Change history for
- Improve handling of operating systems that does not report architecture in packages
- Improve handling absent and purged packages
- Add a refresh action to update available package list (#23)
- Add FreeBSD pkg support (#21)
- Fix return value for apt_update (#11)
- Add the ability to search for available packages (#15)
- Add support for checking updates via the
mco packagecli tool (#22)
- Include JSON DDL files
- Add Licencing files and contribution guidelines
- Add default action policies (1)
- Fork from Puppet Inc
- Fix the package data provider when checking for installed packages (MCOP-609)
- Allow additional yum and apt operations via the client, as noted in
mco package --help(MCOP-607)
- Add count and md5 methods (MCOP-593)
- Fix a bug when no version is passed to the agent (PR#23)
- Add a data plugin for package status (PR#25)
- Add zypper provider for SLES (MCOP-224)
- Add a version option to the install action (PR#1, PR#14)
- Add a yum provider for RedHat variants (PR#3, PR#15)
- Test more carefully for the windows provider to avoid breaking chocolatey (MCOP-18)
- Updated packaging metadata to build for RHEL7 and Ubuntu Trusty (MCOP-69)
- Handle empty response sets more gracefully (MCOP-55)
- Fix uninstall action on Windows systems (MCOP-14)
- Allow uninstall action to work with Puppet 3.4 and newer (MCOP-2)
- Allow agent to work with Puppet 3.4 (MCO-144)
- Remove Package agent data plugin (19563)
- Allow application parameters to be passed as either
- Rewrite and publish package agent (18772)
- choria/mcollective (>= 0.9.3 < 2.0.0)
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