To install Puppet Master on RedHat Linux version 7, you need to install an optional channel. Can someone provide directions on how to do this? I want to install Puppet Master. I tried to install Puppet Master without the optional channel. The main thing that is wrong is that I cannot start puppetmaster.

I run this: /etc/init.d/puppetmaster restart

But I get this: -bash: /etc/init.d/puppetmaster: No such file or directory

The Puppet Labs website has a broken link for installing the optional channel. There must be directions somewhere else.


You can add the optional channel from the command line by running the command:

 rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-optional-7

You can run this command as root or use sudo.

  • I ran it as root. But this is what I got: Usage: rhn-channel [options] rhn-channel: error: no such option: -d – Propulsion Mar 7 '15 at 4:49

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