RPM And DEB Packages Available For Puppet Dashboard

I’ve created RPM and DEB packages for the Puppet Dashboard 1.0.0rc1. These are available via APT and Yum repositories hosted by Puppet Labs. Here are some simple instructions for grabbing the packages. These are “first release” packages and I am by no means a packaging expert with either DEBs or RPMs so any feedback or comments are welcomed. I’ll continue to update the packages as updates to the Dashboard are released. Overall instructions for installing and running the Dashboard can be found here.

1. Get DEB Packages via APT

a. Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://apt.puppetlabs.com/ubuntu lucid main
deb-src http://apt.puppetlabs.com/ubuntu lucid main

b. Add the Puppet Labs repository key to APT.

$ gpg --recv-key 8347A27F
$ gpg -a --export 8347A27F | sudo apt-key add -

c. Run apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get update

d. Install Puppet Dashboard package

$ sudo apt-get install puppet-dashboard

The Dashboard will be installed in /usr/share/puppet-dashboard and you run the server from here or create a Passenger configuration.

2. Get RPM packages via Yum

a. Create a Yum repo entry for Puppet Labs

$ vi /etc/yum.repos.d/puppetlabs.repo
[puppetlabs]
name=Puppet Labs Packages
baseurl=http://yum.puppetlabs.com/base/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://yum.puppetlabs.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-reductive

b. Install via yum

$ sudo yum install puppet-dashboard

You will be prompted to install the Puppet Labs release key as part of the installation process. The Dashboard will be installed in /usr/share/puppet- dashboard and you run the server from here or create a Passenger configuration.

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