Facter 2.1: Release Notes

This version of Facter is not included in Puppet Enterprise. The latest version of PE includes Facter 3.6. A newer version is available; see the version menu above for details.

This page documents the history of the Facter 2.1 series. (Elsewhere: release notes for Facter 2.0 and Facter 1.7)

Facter 2.1.0

Released June 25, 2014.

Facter 2.1.0 is a backward-compatible features and fixes release in the Facter 2 series. In addition to squashing a variety of bugs, it includes a couple of new (structured) facts, adds support for detecting Docker containers, and improves operating system detection.

New Facts: dhcp_servers and partitions

Facter 2.1.0 ships with 2 new structured facts: the dhcp_servers fact returns a hash of DHCP server addresses, and partitions returns a hash of partition information. Please note that you’ll need to set stringify_facts = false in each puppet agent’s [main] config section to use structured facts.

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LXC Container (Docker) Support

As of this release, Docker-based LXC containers are detected as is_virtual => true and virtual => docker.

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Improvements to Operating System Detection

Mandrake, LinuxMint, and CumulusLinux are now supported by the operatingsystem and osfamily facts.

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Fixes for GCE/EC2 Facts

This release fixes a few bugs that were preventing Amazon EC2 and Google Compute Engine facts from loading properly on those platforms.

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Windows Fixes

Solaris Fixes

Miscellaneous Fixes

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