Skip to content
Smell detection tool for Puppet code
Python Shell
Branch: master
Clone or download

Latest commit

Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.


Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.


Puppeteer is a design configuration smell detection tool for Puppet code.

Steps to Execute

  • Execute the shell script to carry out clone detection using PMD-CPD tool.
    • Download the PMD tool and update the path in the shell script.
    • Update the folder path where all the Puppet repositories are placed.
    • Execute the script.
  • Update the constant REPO_ROOT in that represents the folder path where all the Puppet repositories are placed.
  • Execute "".

Optional - Analyze Puppet repos with Puppet-Lint

  • Execute after setting the repo root
  • Set the repo root in Puppet-lint_aggregator/
  • Execute - It will generate a consilidated summary of the analysis for all the analyzed projects.

Supported Design Configuration Smells

The tool supports detection of following design configuration smells:

  1. Multifaceted Abstraction
  2. Unnecessary Abstraction
  3. Imperative Abstraction
  4. Missing Abstraction
  5. Insufficient Modularization
  6. Duplicate Block
  7. Broken Hierarchy
  8. Unstructured Module
  9. Dense Structure
  10. Deficient Encapsulation
  11. Weakened Modularity

##More Details You can find more details about the catalog of configuration smells here and the paper that describes the catalog and attempts to answer a few research questions concerning the configuration smells [here] (

You can’t perform that action at this time.