Facter release notes

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These are the new features, resolved issues, and deprecations in this version of Facter.

Facter 3.13.5

Released 14 January 2020 and shipped with Puppet Platform 6.4.5.

New features

  • This release adds support for the fips_enabled fact on Windows. The check examines the contents of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Lsa/FipsAlgorithmPolicy/Enabled. If the returned value is 1, it means that FIPS mode is enabled. FACT-2065
  • Facter can now return the new scope6 fact to display IPv6 address scope. FACT-2016
  • Facter command execution now accepts a Boolean parameter, expand. By default, Facter searches the command and expands it to absolute path. When expand is set to false, Facter verifies whether the command is a shell command and, if so, passes the command as is. FACT-1824

Resolved issues

  • Facter incorrectly reported disabled CPU cores as physical CPU cores. Now, Facter correctly reports physical and logical CPUs and ignores disabled CPUs. FACT-1824
  • In previous releases, Facter did not report the cloud fact on Azure. This issue is now fixed. FACT-2004
  • In previous versions, Facter could not always determine the primary network interface on Solaris, so it sometimes failed to return any valid interface. This is now fixed. FACT-2146
  • In systems using Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Facter returned an incorrect operating system fact. This was due to a Windows API deprecation that caused issues in mixed 32- and 64-bit application environments, such as RDS. FACT-2096

Facter 3.13.4

Released 15 October 2019 and shipped with Puppet Platform 6.4.4.

Resolved issues

  • Google Compute Engine's internal metadata service is deprecating the v1beta1 endpoint sometime before the end of 2019. To prepare for this, Facter now uses the v1 endpoint instead. FACT-2018

  • When Facter starts a mountpoint to get the size and available space, it causes mountpoints of type autofs to be automatically mounted, which is not the intended behavior. Automounts are now skipped by Facter when resolving mountpoints. FACT-1992

Facter 3.13.3

Released 16 July 2019 and shipped with Puppet Platform 6.4.3.

New features

In this release, Facter adds new facts for Windows version 10/2016+. FACT-1881
  • ReleaseID: The four-digit Windows build version, in the form YYMM. On Windows 10-1511-x86_64, the release ID is not displayed, as is not present in the registry.
  • InstallationType: Differentiates Server, Server Core, Client (Desktop): Server|Server Core|Client.
  • EditionID: Server or Desktop Edition variant: ServerStandard|Professional|Enterprise.
  • ProductName: Textual Product Name.

Resolved issues

  • This release fixes an issue with Facter gem installation errors, which occurred because Facter was pinned to Ruby 2.1.7. The pinned Ruby version is now 2.1. FACT-1918
  • Prior to this release, Facter returned warnings if ip route show output was not in a key-value format. Because this format does not apply to all configurations, Facter no longer returns warnings about it. FACT-1916
  • Previously, the mountpoint fact showed only temporary file systems and physical mounts. Now Facter returns mount points for all mounts on the system. FACT-1910
  • This release adds support for Virtuzzo Linux facts. FACT-1888

Facter 3.13.2

Released 16 April 2019 and shipped with Puppet Platform 6.4.1.

Resolved issues

  • This release adds the "Facter.reset" method to Java bindings to enable running Bolt under JRuby. FACT-1914

Facter 3.13.1

Released 26 March 2019 and shipped with Puppet Platform 6.4.0

Resolved issues

  • This release fixes an issue where the dhcp fact failed on Red Hat 8 (beta). Because Red Hat 8 is a beta version, not all functions are verified to work correctly. FACT-1906

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