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Run Puppet in masterless mode on a regular basis and notify on changes.


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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Oct 17th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet 3.x
  • ,

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'tohuwabohu-puppet', '1.0.1'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add tohuwabohu-puppet
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install tohuwabohu-puppet --version 1.0.1

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.



tohuwabohu/puppet — version 1.0.1 Oct 17th 2015



Manage the Puppet package state and run Puppet in masterless mode on a regular basis. When changes are applied, a given user can be notified via email.

By default, Puppet will be executed every 30 minutes and logs will be send to syslog. Before running Puppet, the APT package index will be updated.


Install puppet and hiera.

class { 'puppet': }

Install a specific version of puppet and hiera:

class { 'puppet':
  puppet_ensure => '3.7.3-1puppetlabs1',
  hiera_ensure  => '1.3.3-1puppetlabs1',

Install puppet, hiera and the hiera backend hiera-eyaml:

class { 'puppet':
  hiera_backend_package => 'hiera-eyaml',
  hiera_backend_ensure  => '2.0.0',

Notify in case changes have been made:

class { 'puppet':
  mail_to => '',

Run puppet every six hours:

class { 'puppet':
  cron_hour   => '*/6',
  cron_minute => fqdn_rand(60),

See the cron type reference for more information about available cron options.

Or turn off the cron job completely

class { 'puppet':
  cron_enable => false,


The module has been tested on the following operating systems. Testing and patches for other platforms are welcome.

  • Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)
  • Debian 7.0 (Wheezy)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

Build Status


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


This project uses rspec-puppet and beaker to ensure the module works as expected and to prevent regressions.

gem install bundler
bundle install --path vendor

bundle exec rake spec
bundle exec rake beaker

(note: see Beaker - Supported ENV variables for a list of environment variables to control the default behaviour of Beaker)