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Sometimes you just need puppet to be fucking chef for a minute. Extends the exec type to take arbitrary ruby code.


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Version information

  • 0.1.3 (latest)
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Nov 6th 2015
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  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'pizzaops-chef', '0.1.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add pizzaops-chef
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install pizzaops-chef --version 0.1.3

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pizzaops/chef — version 0.1.3 Nov 6th 2015


Because sometimes you really just need Puppet to be Chef for one fucking minute.

A ruby provider for the exec resource.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with chef
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


pizzaops-chef is a ruby provider for the exec type, to enable running arbitrary Ruby code on Puppet agent-managed nodes.

If you use this, you should probably feel bad about it.

Like all good hacky bullshit projects, there are no tests.


Requires you to either have an executable ruby binary in your path, or to be running Puppet Enterprise. The ruby provider will favor PE's built in Ruby over system Ruby, because we know it works.


# Load ruby script from `files` subdirectory of `mymodule` module.
$script = file('mymodule/myscript.rb') 

# Run the script
exec { 'evil ruby script':
  command  => $script,
  provider => ruby,

Like any exec, it should be combined with onlyif, unless, etc., to make it idempotent.


Currently only supports *nix systems. There's no reason it can't work on Windows, but I haven't gotten around to trying it yet.


Fork it, make a pull request. The usual applies.