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

Martin Meinhold



7,068 latest version

3.1 quality score

Version information

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

Start using this module


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 root@example.com in case changes have been made:

class { 'puppet':
  mail_to => 'root@example.com',

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)