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Puppet module for a developer focused workstation

Blake Jakopovic



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Version information

  • 0.1.0 (latest)
released Nov 7th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise >= 3.7.0
  • Puppet >= 3.4.0
  • Archlinux,

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blakejakopovic/workstation — version 0.1.0 Nov 7th 2016

Puppet Workstation

Automated workstation setup and configuration module for both Arch Linux, and macOS (Darwin) systems. Works best with hardware specific puppet modules (ie. macbook), and personal dotfiles.

This module was designed to support standalone puppet compilations, where no Puppet master is required. However, there is no reason why it can't also be used by a Puppet master to keep systems in check.


This is an early release. It is not yet production ready.

What workstation affects

This module includes configuration, packages, and services including:

  • Developer Tools
  • Filesystem Tools
  • Media Utilities
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Networking Utilities
  • Productivity
  • Social
  • System
  • Terminal
  • General Utilities
  • Web Browsers
  • Window Managers (Arch Linux only)

Setup Requirements

macOS requirements:

  • $default_user must exist
  • Homebrew (automatically installs Xcode Command Line Tools)
  • Puppet Agent (brew cask install puppet-agent)
  • Homebrew Puppet Module (puppet module install thekevjames-homebrew)
  • An internet connection (or cached packages)

Arch Linux requirements:

  • $default_user must exist
  • Puppet Agent (pacman -S puppet)
  • An internet connection (or cached packages)

Beginning with workstation

Install the puppet workstation module

puppet module install blakejakopovic-workstation


When using a Puppet server

node '' {
  class { 'workstation':
    default_user  => 'blake',

When using in standalone mode (without Puppet master)

git clone
cd puppet-workstation
sudo puppet apply -e "class { 'workstation': default_user => 'blake' }"

Note: For an existing system, it's advisable to use the --noop --verbose flags, so you can review any changes that may occur.


This module currently only supports Arch Linux, and macOS (Darwin); however other operating systems may be added without significant issues. One consideration is that both Arch Linux and OS X have their own package managers (Pacman, and Homebrew respectively), so there may be some code duplication and puppet selector statements required.


It's most likely that you will fork this repo, and customise it for your own needs. However, if you do find anything wrong, feel free to leave a github issue or submit a pull request.


Copyright (c) 2016 Blake Jakopovic. Licensed under the Apache-2.0 license.