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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Aug 15th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=4.0.0 < 5.0.0

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'geoffwilliams-puppetserver_gem', '1.0.1'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add geoffwilliams-puppetserver_gem
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install geoffwilliams-puppetserver_gem --version 1.0.1

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geoffwilliams/puppetserver_gem — version 1.0.1 Aug 15th 2017

#puppetserver_gem module

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 puppetserver_gem
  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

##Warning This module is provided as an emergency customer hotfix. Do not use unless instructed to do so


This module provides management of Ruby gems for both PE and FOSS Puppet Server. It supercedes the deprecated pe_puppetserver_gem. This uses gem as a parent and uses puppetserver gem command for all gem operations.


To install a gem from RubyGems into Puppet Server:

package { 'json':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => puppetserver_gem,


###To add the 'json' gem from the default gem sources: By default there is one gem source which is

package { 'json':
  ensure   => present,
  provider => puppetserver_gem,

###To uninstall the 'json' gem:

package { 'json':
  ensure   => absent,
  provider => puppetserver_gem,

This is equivalent to the command line: puppetserver gem install --no-rdoc --no-ri json

###To add a specifc version of a gem from a specific gem repository without first checking the default gem sources:

package { 'mygem':
  ensure          => '1.2',
  install_options => ['--clear-sources', '--no-document'],
  provider        => puppetserver_gem,
  source          => "",

This is equivalent to the command line: puppetserver gem install -v 1.2 --clear-sources --no-document --source mygem


###Proxy support Proxy servers are supported via through the .gemrc file which is normally present at /root/.gemrc:



This module has been tested on PE and FOSS, and no issues have been identified. It is a wrapper around the puppetserver gem command line, and so has the same limitations around Gems with native (C) extensions


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We want to keep it as easy as possible to contribute changes so that our modules work in your environment. There are a few guidelines that we need contributors to follow so that we can have a chance of keeping on top of things.

For more information, see our module contribution guide.


At the minute, there is only an acceptance test for FOSS Puppet Server.