Puppet 4.6 reference manual

This page lists changes to the puppet-agent package. For details about changes to components in a puppet-agent release, follow the links to those components in the package release’s notes.

The puppet-agent package’s version numbers use the format X.Y.Z, where:

  • X must increase for major backwards-incompatible changes
  • Y may increase for backwards-compatible new functionality
  • Z may increase for bug fixes

If you’re upgrading from Puppet 3.x

The puppet-agent package installs the latest version of Puppet 4. Also read the Puppet 4.0 release notes, since they cover any breaking changes since Puppet 3.8.

Also of interest: About Agent and the Puppet 4.6 release notes.

Puppet agent 1.6.2

Released September 1, 2016.

This release fixes Puppet regressions introduced by 1.6.0 and 1.6.1, as well as a few other bugs.

Component updates

This release updates Puppet 4.6.2.

Puppet agent 1.6.1

Released August 23, 2016.

This release in the Puppet agent 1.6 series includes a critical bug fix for Puppet.

Component updates

This release updates Puppet 4.6.1, Facter 3.4.1, and pxp-agent 1.2.1.

Puppet agent 1.6.0

Released August 10, 2016.

Component updates

This release includes updates to most of the components in Puppet agent, Puppet 4.6.0, Facter 3.4.0, Hiera 3.2.1, MCollective 2.9.0, and pxp-agent 1.2.0.

New platforms

Puppet agent has recently added packages for the following platforms, in some cases there were packages for the platform but not specifically the architecture.

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 s390x
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 s390x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 s390x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 s390x
  • Fedora 24
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