Manages compressed file staging and deployment.

puppet module install nanliu-staging --version 1.0.3


Staging module for Puppet

Manages staging directory, along with download/extraction of compressed files.

Build Status

WARNING: Version 0.2.0 no longer uses hiera functions. The same behavior should be available in Puppet 3.0.

NOTE: Version 1.0.0 will be the last feature release. New functionality such as checksum will be implemented in a type/provider module puppet-archive.


Specify a different default staging path (must be declared before using resource):

class { 'staging':
  path  => '/var/staging',
  owner => 'puppet',
  group => 'puppet',

Staging files from various sources:

staging::file { 'sample':
  source => 'puppet://modules/staging/sample',

staging::file { 'apache-tomcat-6.0.35':
  source => '',

Staging and extracting files:

staging::file { 'sample.tar.gz':
  source => 'puppet:///modules/staging/sample.tar.gz'

staging::extract { 'sample.tar.gz':
  target  => '/tmp/staging',
  creates => '/tmp/staging/sample',
  require => Staging::File['sample.tar.gz'],

Deploying a file (combining staging and extract):

staging::deploy { 'sample.tar.gz':
  source => 'puppet:///modules/staging/sample.tar.gz',
  target => '/usr/local',

Staging files currently support the following source:

  • http(s)://
  • puppet://
  • ftp://
  • s3:// (requires aws cli to be installed and configured.)
  • local (though this doesn't serve any real purpose.)


  • Adrien Thebo
  • gizero
  • Harald Skoglund
  • Hunter Haugen
  • Justin Clayton
  • Owen Jacobson
  • Reid Vandewiele