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A Homebrew package provider for Mac OS X (brewery included)


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Nov 14th 2012

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'bjoernalbers-homebrew', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add bjoernalbers-homebrew
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install bjoernalbers-homebrew --version 0.2.0

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bjoernalbers/homebrew — version 0.2.0 Nov 14th 2012


A Homebrew package provider for Mac OS X (brewery included).


The modules second home is at Puppet Forge, so this will do the trick:

puppet module install bjoernalbers-homebrew


Use the Homebrew package provider like this:

class hightower::packages {
  pkglist = ['postgresql', 'nginx', 'git', 'tmux']

  package { $pkglist:
    ensure   => installed,
    provider => brew,

To install homebrew on a node (with a compiler already present!):

class { 'homebrew':
  user => 'hightower',    # Defaults to 'root'

To install homebrew and a compiler (on Lion or later):

class { 'homebrew':
  command_line_tools_package => 'command_line_tools_for_xcode_os_x_lion_aug_2012.dmg',
  command_line_tools_source  => 'http://puppet/command_line_tools_for_xcode_os_x_lion_aug_2012',

(Please read the fine manual "Homebrew Installation" for further epiphany).

Note that you have to download and provide the command line tools yourself, which requires an Apple ID! Sorry, dude.


Thanks to the following contributors for making Open Source fun:


Copyright (c) 2012 Björn Albers (Apache License, Version 2.0)