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Manages automatic restarts via the Debian needrestart package


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Version information

  • 1.0.4 (latest)
  • 1.0.3 (deleted)
  • 1.0.2
  • 1.0.1
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.1.3
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Nov 21st 2019
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.7.0 < 6.0.0
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'hetzner-needrestart', '1.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add hetzner-needrestart
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install hetzner-needrestart --version 1.0.4

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hetzner/needrestart — version 1.0.4 Nov 21st 2019

needrestart puppet module

Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup
  3. Usage
  4. Parameters
  5. Limitations


Restarts needed services automatically. Installs package, configures mode (list, automatic, interactive), facilitates overriding default configuration settings.


What needrestart affects

Once installed, needrestart hooks into package management and init systems. For example, upgrading openssl via apt will restart exim and apache if they have proper init scripts.


By default, calling the init class will install the relevant package using the default configuration options. Overriding configuration is done by passing a Hash to needrestart::configs or via hieradata by mapping the relevant config keys as follows:

  ui_mode: 'a'
  restart: 'l'
  kernelhints: '0'
  defno: 0
    - 'qr(^/usr/bin/sudo(\.dpkg-new)?$)'
    - 'qr(^/sbin/(dhclient|dhcpcd5|pump|udhcpc)(\.dpkg-new)?$)'
    - 'qr(^/tmp/jffi)'
    'qr(^dbus)': 0
    'qr(^gdm)': 0
    'qr(^mysql)': 0
    'qr(^apache2)': 0



String for ensure parameter to the needrestart package. Default value is "installed".


String to specify the package name. Default value is "needrestart".


Only tested on Debian 7.0,8.0,9.0 and Ubuntu >= 14.04


Ensure you are using ruby >= 2.0.0 bundle bundle exec rake test