On easy rubygem-way `gem install puppet` installation method for Puppet doesn't get you the *nix platforms service script... so here is one allowing you to perform Start||Stop||Restart||Status service task for puppetmaster.
- Save the file below as '/etc/init.d/puppetmaster'
$ sudo curl -L -o /etc/init.d/puppetmaster https://gist.github.com/raw/2479100/15f79c68be3f6f6bf516adf385aac1f29f802a45/gistfile1.rb
- and turn on its eXecutable bit
$ sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/puppetmaster
- Now you can use it as
$ service puppetmaster status