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Version information

  • 4.1.0 (latest)
  • 4.0.2
  • 4.0.0
  • 3.1.0
  • 3.0.1
  • 3.0.0
  • 2.0.1
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released May 3rd 2024
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 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
  • Puppet >= 5.0.0
  • , , , ,

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'dodevops-githubreleases', '4.1.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add dodevops-githubreleases
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install dodevops-githubreleases --version 4.1.0

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.



dodevops/githubreleases — version 4.1.0 May 3rd 2024


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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
    1. Class githubreleases
    2. Type githubreleases::download


This puppet module downloads tar-, zipballs or assets from Github releases.

Assets can be filtered by Content type and/or file name.


To download a release from Github, use the defined type githubreleases_download like this:

githubreleases_download {
    author     => 'company',
    repository => 'example'

This will download the latest (HEAD) version of the project "company/example" as a tarball an place it in /tmp/release.latest.head.tar.gz.

If the repository uses the Github release feature, the tarball of the latest (non-pre-release) release will be downloaded.

If the repository uses assets to offer binary files with each release, these can also be downloaded:

githubreleases_download {
    author            => 'company',
    repository        => 'example',
    release           => '0.0.2',
    asset             => true,
    asset_contenttype => 'application\/x-deb'

This will download a debian package of release 0.0.2 of the repository.

File names can be filtered as well:

githubreleases_download {
    author            => 'company',
    repository        => 'example',
    release           => '0.0.2',
    asset             => true,
    asset_filepattern => 'example.*\.exe'

This will download the first file matching the given filepattern.

All patterns are Regular Expressions.

This module also supports hiera. Just include the githubreleases-class and use the type like this:

    author: 'company'
    repository: 'example'

Defaults for multiple resources can be set by configuring the githubreleases-class.

Using authentication

Github rate-limits access to its API. If you use this module in a test and massively download files using it, you better create a Github user and set the authentication parameters so that you will get a better rate.