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I want to consolidate my repository into a new repository structure and I have this working in Puppet. However, the old yum repository information still remains on the nodes. Can puppet force the removal of the old yum repository information? How do you do it?

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I think the best way to do this is to use a file resource with ensure => absent, as in

file { '/etc/yum.repos.d/crufty.repo':
  ensure => absent,

It doesn't look as if the yumrepo resource type supports removal (although you could set enabled => false, which in practice would get you the same behavior).

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+1, this is exactly what we did. – Sirex Aug 13 '13 at 21:33
Thank you! I am new to puppet and this helped me a ton. – Brian Aug 15 '13 at 12:12

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