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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Jul 18th 2022
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 4.0.0 < 8.0.0
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Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'qtechnologies-perlbrew', '1.0.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add qtechnologies-perlbrew
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install qtechnologies-perlbrew --version 1.0.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



qtechnologies/perlbrew — version 1.0.0 Jul 18th 2022

Puppet perlbrew Module

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Manages perlbrew based Perl5 installations


This is a puppet module for basic management of perlbrew based Perl5 installations. It is designed to manage a single instance of perlbrew (which can have multiple versions of perl installed into it).


See the file for a complete reference.



It can be fully implement in Hiera like this:

  - perlbrew

  - 5.32.1
  - 5.36.0
perlbrew::versions::purge_builds: true
  - Module::Build
  - Module::Build
  - String::ShortHostname

Puppet code

Th class can be invoked via code, but it's still designed to be configured via Hiera, the versions and modules installed are still best specified through Hiera.

class { 'perlbrew': 
  install_root => /usr/local/perlbrew,
  owner => 'perl',
  group => 'perl',
  create_user => true,
  rc_files => ['/etc/profile.d/'],


At present, this module is only capable of supporting one perlbrew installation per system. Let me if there is a use case for multiple installs. I'm thinking with the advent of containers, really unique requirements as better addressed by them. Individual users can still have there own modules installed via local::lib and their desired perl version set while the perl versions are updated for the whole host.

Tested Platforms

  • openSUSE 15.4 (should work on any *NIX environment though)


This module is versioned according to the Semantic Versioning 2.0.0 specification.


Please log tickets and issues at github

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