Puppet Platform 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

The puppet-agent package installs the latest version of Puppet 5.

Also of interest: About Agent, and the Puppet 5.0 release notes.

Puppet agent 5.0.1

Released July 19, 2017.

This is a minor bug fix release in the Puppet agent 5 series.

Component updates

The components updated in this release are Puppet 5.0.1, Facter 3.7.1, MCollective 2.11.1, and pxp-agent 1.6.1.

Puppet agent 5.0.0

Released June 26, 2017.

This is a major release of Puppet agent, and includes updates to nearly every component.

Component updates

  • Puppet 5: Feature improvements for types and providers, UTF-8, and Hiera 5.
  • Ruby 2.4: Reinstallation of user-installed Puppet agent gems is required after upgrade to Puppet agent 5.0.
    • Due to Ruby API changes between Ruby 2.1 and 2.4, any user-installed Puppet agent gems (Ruby gems installed using Puppet agent’s gem binary) require re-installation following upgrade to Puppet agent 5.0.
    • Some gems may also require upgrade to versions that are compatible with Ruby 2.4.
  • Augeas 1.8.0: This component has been updated from 1.4.0 to resolve issues caused by a segfault.
  • Facter 3.7: Read the Facter 3.7.0 release notes about some small bug fixes in this release.
  • MCollective 2.11: Read the MCollective 2.11.0 release notes to see the bug fixes in this verison.
  • pxp-agent 1.6.0: pxp-module-puppet now returns metrics about resource events when a run finishes. It can also accept job-id as an argument and pass it to Puppet.
  • Hiera 3.4: The component version of Hiera in Puppet agent has been increased to 3.4, but Hiera 5 is fully integrated into Puppet. You should update your configuration to use version 5 of hiera.yaml.

New packages

Packages are now available for Ubuntu 16.04 ppc64le and EL7 ppc64le.

Removed packages

AIX 5.3 and HuaweiOS are no longer available as an open source package for puppet-agent.

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