The latest version of Puppet can be installed on Ubuntu by adding the Puppetlabs repository and then installing the official Puppet package:
sudo wget http://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppetlabs-release-precise.deb sudo dpkg -i puppetlabs-release-precise.deb sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install puppet
This will install the latest official version of Puppet. Check the version by issuing this command:
At the time of writing, the latest version was 3.2.4.
Installing latest version of Puppet on Ubuntu