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Thanks for the hint!

It was indeed the missing module path. I now run puppet the following way,
which works:

sudo puppet apply --modulepath=/home/lenni/.puppet/modules/ puppet/jcheld.pp
On Monday, April 29, 2013 3:11:51 AM UTC+2, Ellison Marks wrote:

From the puppet apply man page:

When provided with a modulepath, via command line or config file, puppet
apply can effectively mimic the catalog that would be served by puppet
master with access to the same modules, although there are some subtle
differences. When combined with scheduling and an automated system for
pushing manifests, this can be used to implement a serverless Puppet site.
http://docs.puppetlabs.com/man/apply.html

So looks like you need to give it the path to where your modules are
installed. This can be done with --modulepath=/path/to/module/dirctory on
the command line or with the modulepath configuration setting in the agent
section of your config file.
On Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:40:01 AM UTC-7, Leonard Ehrenfried wrote:

Hi,

I'm currently learning puppet but I have come across something which I
can't figure out from the docs.

I have a rails app, which needs a few Ubuntu packages installed to work.
Some of those come from a PPA, which is a non-standard repository, which
needs to be added to the list of repos. I would like to automate this step,
too.

I have just one node where puppet needs to run, so I just have one file
which I execute with `puppet apply`. I'm not using a puppetmaster.

The pp file can be viewed here:
https://github.com/lenniboy/jcheld/blob/master/puppet/jcheld.pp

I have installed the puppetlabs-apt module and I can see that that was
successful like this:

$ puppet module list
/home/lenni/.puppet/modules
├── puppetlabs-apt (v1.1.0)
└── puppetlabs-stdlib (v4.0.2)

Now, when I run puppet I get the following error:

$ sudo puppet apply puppet/jcheld.pp
Error: Could not find class apt for
ip-10-59-51-209.eu-west-1.compute.internal on node
ip-10-59-51-209.eu-west-1.compute.internal
Error: Could not find class apt for
ip-10-59-51-209.eu-west-1.compute.internal on node
ip-10-59-51-209.eu-west-1.compute.internal

I think it is likely that I'm not understanding something fundamentally
about how modules are supposed to be used.

Could someone help me out?

Thanks
Leonard
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