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

Facter 3.14.1

Released and shipped with Puppet Platform .

New features

  • Facter now report disk serial numbers on Linux and FreeBSD FACT-1929
  • This release adds a primary network interface check for FreeBSD. FACT-1926
  • 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 3.14.0

Released and shipped with Puppet Platform

New features

In this release, Facter adds new facts for Windows version 10/2016+:
  • ReleaseID: The four-digit Windows build version, in the form YYMM. On Windows10-1511-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.

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

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