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For Puppet 3.x, you will need to set up a package repository that is available either through the network or locally on disk. This is the approach taken by the Puppet Enterprise installers, which are delivered as a tarball containing the repositories along with a script that can set up and run package installation from a local repo.

The situation will be improved with the upcoming Puppet 4.0 release which ships all the components needed to run a Puppet Agent as a single self-contained Linux package. This will allow offline installation to be completed with a single package installation instead of setting up an entire repository. More details can be found in the first section of this blog post: