matt urbanski

Shot the horse after the gate has bolted.

Installing unsigned packages with puppet

When you are running your own repo, installing packages that you built yourself or don’t have signatures, apt-get complains, and the puppet run fails. This frustrated me pretty seriously until I figured out what needed to be done. All you need to do is create a file in /etc/apt/apt.conf/ with the contents APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated yes. The smart way of doing this is of course, in your apt module. Add a section to it with

# It's OK to install unsigned packages
File {
 owner     => root,
 group     => root,
 content   => "APT::Get::AllowUnauthenticated yes;",
 mode      => 644;

and you should be on your merry way.