Puppet modules for deploying Apache in OpenStack infrastructure
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puppet-httpd is the openstack-infra fork of puppetlabs-apache. We forked at the 0.0.4 release.

Why we forked

We forked because we were unable to upgrade to later versions of the apache module, and in some cases because we were unwilling to do this. The modern apache module takes the position of fully modelling the apache config file. The older module, that this forked from, takes the position of weakly modelling, it accepts a template and puts that in a vhost. This allows us to write our vhosts in the apache syntax with a thin erb layer on top of it.

However, with the apache module pinned to 0.0.4, we were unable to bring in new modules that depended on a newer apache module. Groups who consumed our puppet code downstream couldn't use the modern apache module either.

We forked to the httpd namespace so that this module (weakly modelling) and a modern puppetlabs-apache module (strongly modelling) could co-exist.

This also allows us to add features and bugfixes to this module without changing its weakly modelled architecture.



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Project website

Though this project is mirrored to github, that is just a mirror. This is a sub project under the OpenStack umbrella, and so has more process associated with it than your typical Puppet module.

This module is under the direction of the openstack-infra team. Website: http://docs.openstack.org/infra/system-config/

The official git repository is at: https://git.openstack.org/cgit/openstack-infra/puppet-httpd/

Bugs can be submitted against this module at: https://storyboard.openstack.org/#!/search?q=puppet-httpd

And contributions should be submitted through review.openstack.org by following http://docs.openstack.org/infra/manual/developers.html


You can reach the maintainers of this module on freenode in #openstack-infra and on the openstack-infra mailing list.