These are the new features, resolved issues, and deprecations in this version of Facter.
Released 16 April 2019
Previously, Facter incorrectly reported operating system facts (such as
os.release) on Ubuntu systems that did not have the
lsb_release executable. Operating system facts are now resolved without relying on
Released 15 January 2019
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.10
- Facter now correctly returns the path to system32 on 64-bit systems when a user has manually created the “sysnative” folder. FACT-1900
Released 1 November 2018
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.8
- Previously, if you had multiple custom versions of a built-in fact, and only those with a weight of 0 could resolve, Facter used those zero-weighted values. Now, if only zero-weighted custom facts resolve, Facter uses built-in fact values instead. (FACT-1873)
Released 23 October 2018
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.7.
- Facter now correctly distinguishes between Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019. (FACT-1889)
Released 21 August 2018
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.6.
Facter now indicates if SELinux is enabled on the system by also checking for the existence of the
/etc/selinux/configfile in addition to checking for the presence of the SELinux file system. (FACT-1477)
Facter returned the wrong IPv6 information when IPV6 stack was disabled. Now,Facter correctly validates the IP command’s output for the IPv6 family. If the IP command’s output is invalid (for example, if it contains IPv4 info), then Facter ignores it. (FACT-1475)
Facter failed on Solaris 11.3 patch 18.104.22.168 native zone. Now, Facter does not try to read kstat entries that it does not need to process. This avoids potential permissions issues when run in a zone or as non-root on Solaris. (FACT-1832)
Facter has been updated to correctly read the format of
/etc/system-releaseunder Amazon Linux 2. This corrects the operating system release fact, which previously fell back to the kernel version. (FACT-1865)
os.architecturefact is now determined from the
processors.modelsfact. This addresses a problem where Puppet agent wasn’t working with dynamic CPU allocations on AIX. (FACT-1550)
memoryfact was occasionally failing on AIX. This has been fixed. (FACT-1821)
Released July 17, 2018.
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.4.
Facter 3.11.3 correctly reads the format of
/etc/system-releaseand reports the
os releasefact on Amazon Linux 2. Previous versions of Facter instead fell back to the kernel version. (FACT-1865)
Facter 3.11.3 no longer tries to read
kstatentries that it does not need to process. This avoids potential permissions issues when run in a zone or as non-root on Solaris. (FACT-1832)
Released June 7, 2018.
This is a bug-fix release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.2 and 5.5.3.
When using the
systemd-networkdDHCP client, previous versions of the Linux networking resolver didn’t know how to collect DHCP lease information, since it expected
dhclientto be installed. Systems relying entirely on
systemd-networkdfor DHCP management do not use
Facter 3.11.2 checks
systemd-networkd’s DHCP leases directory (
/run/systemd/netif/leases) in addition to
dhclient’s lease files when attempting to identify DHCP servers.
Released April 17, 2018.
This is a bug-fix and feature release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.1.
Facter 3.11.1 properly checks for errors when gathering disk information on AIX, and no longer warns or reports bogus results for devices assigned to special uses, such as databases. (FACT-1597)
Facter 3.11.1 reports MAC addresses on infiniband interfaces. (FACT-1761)
Released March 20, 2018.
This is a bug-fix and feature release that shipped with Puppet Platform 5.5.0.
uptimefact for Windows now uses
GetTickCount64, which is more reliable, minimizes clock skews, and offers better resolution than the previous method of computing using WMI BootUptime.
- For each SSH key, Facter 3.11.0 includes the key type as part of its