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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 backward-incompatible changes
  • Y may increase for backward-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 6.0.2 release notes.

Puppet agent 6.0.3

Released 23 October 2018.

This release contains a new feature.

New features

  • The eyaml executable of the vendored hiera-eyaml gem is now included in the /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin directory. PA-2129

Puppet agent 6.0.2

Released 4 October 2018

This release addresses a regression bug. See the Puppet 6.0.2 release notes for information.

Puppet agent 6.0.1

Release 2 October 2018

This release contains component updates.

Component updates

  • Resource API was updated to 1.6.0.
  • augeas_core module was updated to 1.0.2.
  • PXP agent was updated to 1.10.1.

Puppet agent 6.0.0

Released 18 September 2018

This release includes new features, a deprecation, and a bug fix.

New features

  • Boost was updated to version 1.67 in puppet-agent#master. yaml-cpp was updated to version 0.6.2. (PA-2055)
  • We have updated the version of OpenSSL used in puppet-agent to version 1.1.0h. (PA-1941)
  • The directory structure of Windows package installations has changed. The default installation directory is now Drive:\Program Files\Puppet Labs\Puppet\puppet. This directory is now where Facter, pxp-agent, Hiera and Ruby are installed. (PA-1923)


  • We have removed MCollective as an agent component for Puppet Platform 6, and all other related files. See Removing MCollective in the PE documentation for more information. If you use open source Puppet, we recommend that you migrate MCollective agents and filters using tools like Bolt and PuppetDB’s Puppet Query Language.(PA-1918)

Bug fixes

  • We have updated the vendored semantic_puppet gem in the puppet-agent package to the most recent version, 1.0.2. (PA-1881)
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