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  • 2.0.4 (latest)
  • 2.0.3
  • 2.0.2
  • 2.0.1
released Apr 16th 2014
This module has been deprecated by its author since Oct 29th 2019.

The reason given was: No longer maintained

The author has suggested example42-tp as its replacement.

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example42/profile — version 2.0.4 Apr 16th 2014

Puppet module: profile

This is a Puppet module for to manage /etc/profile and /etc/profile.d It provides only package installation and file configuration.

Based on Example42 layouts by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Official site:

Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires the presence of Example42 Puppi module in your modulepath.

USAGE - Basic management

  • Enable auditing without without making changes on existing profile configuration files

      class { 'profile':
        audit_only => true
  • Use custom sources for /etc/profile

      class { 'profile':
        source => [ "puppet:///modules/example42/profile/profile.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/example42/profile/profile.conf" ], 
  • Place a custom script (using source) in /etc/profile.d/ This creates the (executable) file: /etc/profile.d/

      profile::script { 'java':
        source => 'puppet:///modules/example42/profile/',
  • Place a custom script (using content) in /etc/profile.d/

      profile::script { 'java':
        content => template('/example42/profile/'),
  • Use custom source directory for the whole /etc/profile.d dir

      class { 'profile':
        source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/example42/profile/conf/',
        source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for /etc/profile. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

      class { 'profile':
        template => 'example42/profile/profile.conf.erb',
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

      class { 'profile':
        my_class => 'example42::my_profile',
  • Remove profile resources (DO NOT DO THAT)

      class { 'profile':
        absent => true

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