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Table of Contents

  1. Description

  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with dbus

  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality

  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how

  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.

  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module manages D-Bus.

RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and OpenBSD are supported using Puppet 4.4.0 or later.


Setup Requirements

You will need pluginsync enabled.

Beginning with dbus

In the very simplest case, you can just include the following:

include ::dbus


To add the oddjob daemon to the system bus:

include ::dbus

::dbus::system { 'oddjob':
  content => file('oddjob/oddjob.conf'),


The reference documentation is generated with puppet-strings and the latest version of the documentation is hosted at bodgit.github.io/puppet-dbus/.


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.4.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7

  • Ubuntu 14.04/16.04

  • Debian 7/8

  • OpenBSD 6.0


The module has both rspec-puppet and beaker-rspec tests. Run them with:

$ bundle exec rake test
$ PUPPET_INSTALL_TYPE=agent PUPPET_INSTALL_VERSION=x.y.z bundle exec rake beaker:<nodeset>

Please log issues or pull requests at github.