Relative is key here, NOTHING is simple in the world of devops.
So I ran into an issue; our puppet-master installation is on a SLES 11.3 box. Despite getting a CENTOS 6.5 vm setup for theforeman, I needed to somehow run my existing master through a separate Foreman front end.
This is where smart proxies come in. In a normal, sane, non SLES system, you'd just do something stupid like "apt-get install foreman-proxy" or something like that. Not SLES, nope.
Instead you have to install git:
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/tools:/scm/SLE_11_SP3/devel:tools:scm.repo
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/languages:/perl/SLE_11_SP3/devel:languages:perl.repo
zypper install git-core
Then you have to prep and clone the source:
mkdir /var/share/foreman-proxyThen you have to build/install the source:
git clone git://github.com/theforeman/smart-proxy.git /var/share/foreman-proxy
useradd -r foreman-proxy
chown -R foreman-proxy:root /usr/share/foreman-proxy/ssl
chown -R foreman-proxy:foreman-proxy /var/log/foreman-proxy
there's more, but I'm not 100% on the process so I'll just give you my reference: http://projects.theforeman.org/projects/foreman/wiki/_passenger_on_Puppet_PE_and_use_foreman_as_an_ENC_and_reporting_engine_
cd /usr/share/foreman-proxyIt goes and acts completed but still won't run.
gem build smart_proxy.gemspec
gem install smart_proxy-1.12.0.develop.gem #note, your ver may vary depending on build's output!
So that didn't work..
gem install bundler
zypper install ruby1.8-rubygem-ruby-augeas #requires dev libs/opensuse etc.
cd /usr/share/foreman-proxy bundle install
And I get an error.
There's also a /usr/bin/smart-proxy that gives a different error.
Regardless, this is where we are!
This is as far as I've gotten and given the limited nature of queries on the internet which actually had answers, hopefully this will help some other poor bastard stuck on SLES with a similar issue.
*** addendum 10:45am ***
Turns out after you install smart proxy via bundler, you have to do this:
bundle exec bin/smart-proxy
At which time you'll discover you need to have a valid settings.yml file.
That is located in config/settings.yml.example. So cp that file to config/settings.yml and modify it as needed. Then rerun bundle exec bin/smart-proxy and you should have something akin to success!