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Version information

  • 0.1.4 (latest)
  • 0.1.3
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.0
released Aug 13th 2017
This version is compatible with:

Start using this module

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

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'tfoote-ros', '0.1.4'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add tfoote-ros
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install tfoote-ros --version 0.1.4

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.

Tags: ros, robot


tfoote/ros — version 0.1.4 Aug 13th 2017


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Module Description - What the module does and why it is useful
  3. Setup - The basics of getting started with ros
  4. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  5. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  6. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  7. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This puppet module provides a simple way to deploy ROS packages onto your system. For more information on ros visit

Module Description

This moddule is designed to install ROS. It should be able to install from public repositories and be parameterized to use testing or private repositories as well.


What ros affects

This will add the ROS apt sources to your list install the standard ros toolchain packages as well as a parameterized core package.

It will also initialize rosdep.

Beginning with ros

For more information on ROS please visit


Standard usage is include ros

You can get the latest released version with puppet module install tfoote/ros


The core element is the ros class.


This currently only supports recent Ubuntu distributions.


Contributions are welcome at

Release Notes/Contributors/Etc

This is a very early stage and active development. All intended features have not been deployed yet. Do not consider the API stable yet.