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Version information

  • 0.0.1 (latest)
released Jan 25th 2014

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'garethr-nginx', '0.0.1'
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bolt module add garethr-nginx
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install garethr-nginx --version 0.0.1

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garethr/nginx — version 0.0.1 Jan 25th 2014

Puppet module for installing, but not configuring, Nginx.



The module can use the distribution packages or alternatively the official Nginx packages.

include nginx

Alternatively use the stable or mainline releases:

class { 'nginx':
  repo => 'mainline',


class { 'nginx':
  repo => 'stable',

if you want to remove Nginx and it's associated service then you can set:

class { 'nginx':
  ensure => 'absent',


It is pretty much impossible to abstract away all the features and functionality of Nginx configuration, and I'm not sure it would be a good idea even if you could. Plus I quite like writing Nginx config files. All the other Nginx modules I've seen bring too many opinions with them for my liking.