Puppet Open Source Ubuntu install

Puppet is an open-source configuration management tool that can help you automate the deployment and management of your infrastructure. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of installing Puppet on an Ubuntu system and using it to deploy software to your network.

First, let’s start with the installation. To get started, you’ll need to have an Ubuntu system set up and ready to go. Once you have that, you can begin the installation process.

  1. Open a terminal window on your Ubuntu system and update the package list by running the command: sudo apt-get update
  2. Next, install the Puppet package by running the command: sudo apt-get install puppet
  3. Once the installation is complete, you’ll need to configure Puppet to work with your network. To do this, open the Puppet configuration file by running the command: sudo nano /etc/puppet/puppet.conf
  4. In the configuration file, you’ll need to set the server and certname options to match the name of your Puppet master server. Once you’ve made the changes, save the file and exit the editor.
  5. Finally, start the Puppet service by running the command: sudo service puppet start

Now that you have Puppet installed and configured, you can start deploying software to your network. To do this, you’ll need to create a Puppet module. A module is a collection of files and resources that define how a particular piece of software should be installed and configured on your system.

  1. Create a new directory for your module by running the command: sudo mkdir /etc/puppet/modules/mymodule
  2. Next, create a file called “init.pp” in the “mymodule” directory by running the command: sudo nano /etc/puppet/modules/mymodule/init.pp
  3. In the “init.pp” file, you’ll need to define the resources that make up your module. For example, you might include instructions for installing a particular software package, configuring a service, or creating a directory. Once you’ve finished defining your resources, save the file and exit the editor.
  4. Finally, apply the module to your network by running the command: sudo puppet apply /etc/puppet/modules/mymodule/init.pp

And that’s it! With just a few simple commands, you’ve installed Puppet on your Ubuntu system and used it to deploy software to your network. Whether you’re an experienced system administrator or a new user, Puppet is a powerful tool that can help you automate the deployment and management of your infrastructure.

In summary, Puppet is a powerful open-source configuration management tool that can help you automate the deployment and management of your infrastructure. With just a few simple commands, you can install Puppet on Ubuntu and use it to deploy software to your network. Whether you’re an experienced system administrator or a new user, Puppet is a great tool to have in your toolbox.

Installing XAMPP on Pop!_OS and Setting Up WordPress on Localhost: A Fun and Easy Guide

Pop!_OS, the trendy and user-friendly Linux distribution from System76, has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, especially among developers. One of the reasons for this is that it’s built on top of Ubuntu, which means that you can use all the amazing tools and resources that Ubuntu has to offer.

One of the most essential tools for any web developer is a local development environment, and there are many different options available. But if you’re looking for an easy and reliable solution, XAMPP is an excellent choice. XAMPP stands for “Cross-Platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl,” and it’s a bundle of software that you can use to set up a local web server on your computer.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install XAMPP on Pop!_OS and set up WordPress on localhost:

  1. Download the XAMPP installer from the official website (https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html). Make sure to select the version that corresponds to your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  2. Open the terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the installer using the command cd /path/to/downloads.
  3. Make the installer executable by running the command chmod +x xampp-linux-x64-7.4.15-0-installer.run (Make sure to use the correct name of the installer that you have downloaded.)
  4. Run the installer by executing sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-7.4.15-0-installer.run. Follow the prompts to install XAMPP in your system.
  5. Once the installation is complete, start the XAMPP control panel by executing the command sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run
  6. Now, you can start Apache and MySQL by clicking the “Start” button next to each one in the XAMPP control panel.
  7. Now that you have a local web server up and running, it’s time to install WordPress. You can download the latest version of WordPress from the official website (https://wordpress.org/download/).
  8. Once the download is complete, extract the archive and place the entire WordPress folder in the htdocs directory located in the xampp installation folder.
  9. Now, open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost/wordpress. You should see the WordPress installation page.
  10. Follow the prompts to complete the installation, including setting up the database and creating an admin account.

That’s it! You now have a fully functional WordPress installation running on your localhost. You can now use this setup to experiment with different themes, plugins, and customizations without affecting your live website.

One thing that makes Pop!_OS special is its attention to user experience, and the same is true when it comes to setting up a local development environment with XAMPP. By following these simple steps, you can have a local server set up in no time, and you can start building, experimenting, and creating to your heart’s content.

As a reminder, running your own web server on your local machine, you can only access it from the machine it runs on, it’s not meant for a public audience.

Trying to keep up with ArcoLinux

Fresh install AAG ArcoLinuxB KDE-Plasma-v19.03.3-Dell-Opt-3010
New Version Kernel: 5.0.0-arch1-1-ARC
It has already been two months since I decided to switch from Manjaro to ArcoLinux. The pace of the project is dizzying, with no less than 26 ArcoLinux .iso images being released monthly.
In addition to the original version of ArcoLinux with Openbox, XFCE & I3 and ArcoLinuxd (the CLI “Arch Way” version) there are 12 different ArcoLinuxb (24 in all)Window Manger versions, each with its own minimal version for those who want to customize the software installation.
With all of this going on, if one just follows the project, they will learn more about Arch than any other of the easy install Arch based distributions. IMHO.
At any rate it seems like a fresh install (numerous actually) every month, forces me to become a better admin
and the configuration continues…

ArcoLinuxb Openbox Failed install

Having been ill prepared as always I attempted to install ArcoLinuxb Openbox v19.02.4, I did this on an old Dell D630 with a Broadcom BCM5575 ethernet and Broadcom BCM4311 wireless. I was installing along side Peppermint Nine when the failure occurred. I am not even sure that the D630 supports 64bit. At any rate I just reinstalled Peppermint, its pretty snappy and I like the old style menu system.
I was somewhat disappointed in their included software.

ArcoLinux, mostly Arch. Learn more

After years using a Debian base distribution, I have switched to ArcoLinux. The choice was obvious after installing several flavors of Arch based distros, ArcoLinux was designed with all users in mind, I feel like it is the all you can eat buffet of window managers. This project is simply amazing. See the explanation video, where Lead Developer Erik describes all the phases of ArcoLinux all leading you to the “Arch Way”.

My Adventures with ArcoLinux


ArcoLinux Desktop

I have recently switched from Ubuntu to ArcoLinux. My reasoning , I feel as though I have learned all I can from the Canonical camp. Are you wanting to move to an Arch based distribution for a more bleeding edge experience.
If you have the desire to learn more about the inner workings that apply across WMs, then ArcoLinux is the place to be. (IMHO)
The developers seem to have a desire to teach all those interested about the ins and outs of system configuration as no others that I have experienced.
Follow the link and give this distro a spin, if you like it join the Arcolinux community