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Cleans the apt package lists and gets a fresh package list.


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Version information

  • 1.0.4 (latest)
released Mar 3rd 2015
This version is compatible with:

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'landcareresearch-reset_apt', '1.0.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add landcareresearch-reset_apt
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install landcareresearch-reset_apt --version 1.0.4

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landcareresearch/reset_apt — version 1.0.4 Mar 3rd 2015

reset_apt puppet module

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This module clears the downloaded package list generated by apt-get (apt-get cache) and downloads a fresh package list. This module ensures the package manager is using the most up to date packages from the repositories. Note, the module only clears the cache once. Subsequent runs this module will not clear the cache.


The module can be obtained from the Puppet Forge. The easiest method for installation is to use the puppet-module tool. Run the following command from your modulepath:

puppet-module install conzar/reset_apt



The basic usage is shown below.

  class { 'reset_apt': }


Only works with redhat & debian based OS's.


The module is open source and available on github. Please fork!