Manages the zeromq and czmq packages

Joshua Hoblitt



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  • 0.3.0 (latest)
  • 0.2.1
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Oct 14th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

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jhoblitt/zeromq — version 0.3.0 Oct 14th 2015

Puppet zeromq Module

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Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Description
  3. Usage
  4. Limitations
  5. Versioning
  6. Support
  7. See Also


Manages the zeromq and czmq packages


This module will install the zeromq, commonly called zmq or 0mq, library and header packages. Only operating systems that have packages for at least the zeromq version 3+ API are supported. Version 3 packages will be installed by default but if your operating system has version 4 package(s), they may optionally be specified.

This module can also install the czmq library and headers. Subject to availability of packages for your operating system.



include zeromq
# includes zeromq for you
include zeromq::czmq


This class will install the zeromq library and header packages (if they separately packaged).

# defaults
class { 'zeromq':
  version => 3


  • version

    String defaults to: 3

    Controls which set of zeromq packages for major API version is installed. At present, version => 4 (or any version value other than 3) is only supported on Gentoo & RedHat 7 (and clones).

$osfamily == RedHat considerations

The el6.x packages are provided by EPEL6 but this module does not configure nor have a dependency on a module that will configure a EPEL6 yumrepo. This is to avoid potentially conflicting with a local yumrepo configuration, which is fairly common for sites that have more than a hand full of nodes.

If you do not have a local site setup, the stahnma/epel module is a good option for configuring EPEL6.

You will likely want to declare resource ordering in your catalog to ensure that the EPEL6 repo is configured before this module in the catalog. Eg:

Class['epel'] -> Class['zeromq']
include epel
include zeromq

The same considerations apply to Red Hat 7 & EPEL7.


This class will install the czmq library and header packages (if they separately packaged).

# defaults
class { 'zeromq::czmq': }

The zeromq class is included by this class so there's no reason to declare both in the manifest unless default parameters on zeromq need to be overridden.

include zeromq # <= not needed
include zeromq::czmq
class { 'zeromq':
  version => 4 # <= changing default
include zeromq::czmq


This class currently accepts no options.


This module presently aims to support these operating systems:

  • RedHat
    • 6
    • 7
  • Debian
    • sid
  • Gentoo
    • ~13.0


This module is versioned according to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 specification.


Please log tickets and issues at github

See Also