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Version information

  • 0.1.4 (latest)
  • 0.1.3
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 14th 2016

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  • Bolt
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  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'petems-pkg_updates', '0.1.4'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add petems-pkg_updates
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install petems-pkg_updates --version 0.1.4

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petems/pkg_updates — version 0.1.4 Apr 14th 2016


This module provides custom facts which return the packages with avaliable updates for various package management systems.

It is heavily based on


This will add a few seconds of time to the start and end of your Puppet runs, as it will be running a command that can take some time. Bear that in mind!



Hash. A hash of the packages and their avaliable updates:

{"NetworkManager.x86_64" => {"current"=>"1.0.6-27.el7", "update"=>"1.0.6-29.el7_2"}}


Boolean. Returns true if pkg_updates is not nil

pkg_updates => {"NetworkManager.x86_64" => {"current"=>"1.0.6-27.el7", "update"=>"1.0.6-29.el7_2"}}


pkg_updates_available => true

Example Values