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Puppet Module for managing MacPorts


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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
  • 0.0.4
  • 0.0.2
released Nov 4th 2014
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet 3.x

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  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'edestecd-macports', '0.1.0'
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bolt module add edestecd-macports
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install edestecd-macports --version 0.1.0

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edestecd/macports — version 0.1.0 Nov 4th 2014


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####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 macports
  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


Puppet Module for managing MacPorts

##Module Description

The macports module provides a few classes to manage MacPorts on OS X.
These allow you to install the proper pkg for your version of OS X,
as well as keep the ports tree up to date.


###What macports affects

  • Installation and Update of MacPorts via pkg installer from MacPorts site.
  • Periodic update of MacPorts and ports tree with port selfupdate

###Setup Requirements

  1. pluginsync needs to be enabled on agents
  2. Xcode and the Xcode Command Line Tools need to be installed on agents
  3. Need to Agree to Xcode license in Terminal on agents
    • sudo xcodebuild -license

###Beginning with macports

Only install latest MacPorts (you need it for package)

class mysql::install {
  require macports

  package { 'mysql5-server':
    ensure   => installed,
    provider => macports,


###Install a specific version of MacPorts

class { 'macports':
  version => '2.3.2',

###Install MacPorts and set to selfupdate weekly

include macports
include macports::selfupdate

###Change the selfupdate schedule

class { 'macports::selfupdate':
  update_period => daily,



  • macports
  • macports::selfupdate


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 3.2.4 and higher.
While I am sure other versions work, I have not tested them.

MacPorts is only supported on Apple Mac OS X.
This module has been tested on 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and newer (including Yosemite).

No plans to support other versions (unless you add it :)..


Pull Requests welcome


Chris Edester (edestecd)