Configure Fish Shell
Peter Souter

Peter Souter



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Version information

  • 0.2.1 (latest)
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 15th 2017
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

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petems/fish — version 0.2.1 Jun 15th 2017

fish Puppet Module

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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 fish
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Puppet module for installing, configuring, and managing Fish, "fish is a smart and user-friendly command line shell for OS X, Linux, and the rest of the family."

Finally, a command line shell for the 90s

Module Description

This module manages the installation of Fish.

If you'd prefer, you can also disable the repo after the agent's been installed, or opt out of repo management altogether.


What fish affects

By default, this module will:

  • Set up the package repository
  • Install the Fish package

Beginning with fish

Repositories are maintained seperately:

Full docs are avaliable here:


This module includes a single class:

include '::fish'

You'll more than likely want to provide the appropriate values for your setup.

To opt out of repo management altogether, you'd specify it like so:

class { '::fish':
  manage_repo => false,

For more detailed information about parameters, you can read the docs


Setting the root users shell

On Debian family systems, you can get dependancy loops when trying to order to set the root shell:

Error: Failed to apply catalog: Found 1 dependency cycle:
(Exec[fish-add-apt-repository-ppa:fish-shell/release-2] => Class[Fish::Repo::Ubuntu] => Class[Fish::Repo] => Class[Fish::Repo] => Class[Fish::Install] => Package[fish] => Class[Fish::Install] => Class[Fish] => Class[Fish] => User[root] => Exec[fish-add-apt-repository-ppa:fish-shell/release-2])
Try the '--graph' option and opening the resulting '.dot' file in OmniGraffle or GraphViz

This is because there is an auto-requirement for the files created or executables run on the root user existing. So the root user must exist so the apt source file can be created, but the root user also needs to wait for the package to be installed.

This only affects the apt repos, as yumrepos use a custom inifile type, so the file doesn't need to exist for it to edit it.

There's unfortunatly no easy solution, the only way would be to have a custom fact that determines if the /usr/bin/fish path exists on the system or a fact that determines the package is already installed.

  • Arch support is currently not implemented.


If you'd like to other features or anything else, check out the contributing guidelines in