Facter 3.3: 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 3.3 series. If you’re upgrading from Facter 2, review the Facter 3.0 release notes for important information about other breaking changes, new features, and changed functionality. Also review the Facter 3.1 release notes for changes since 3.0.

Facter 3.3.0

Released July 20, 2016.

Shipped in puppet-agent 1.5.3.

Although Facter’s previous released version number was Facter 3.1.8, Facter 3.3.0 is a minor bug fix release. Facter 3.2.0 was skipped intentionally to avoid confusion, as Facter 3.1.7 and Facter 3.1.8 incorrectly self identified as Facter 3.2.0 (FACT-1425) when using facter --version as well as facter facterversion.


  • FACT-1422: PhotonOS detection has been added to the Facter os structured facts and related legacy flat facts. The OS name is “PhotonOS”, and its family is “RedHat”.

Bug fixes

  • FACT-1448: Previously, all Facter boolean values returned ‘true’ when JSON output was requested. This corrects the issue, now ‘false’ is returned when the fact value is in fact ‘false’.

  • FACT-1406: On 32-bit Linux or BSD, several individual fields within the mountpoints fact could be corrupt. This is now fixed.

  • FACT-1244: Facter inappropriately reported Xen domU and dom0 VMs as “xen”. This was a regression to Facter 2. Facter now reports the Xen domains separately as Facter 2 did.

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