Not an Puppet/Facter expert, so just a few comments ...
Dne 4.9.2017 v 13:34 James Hogarth napsal(a):
I'm getting the infrastructure in place ready for the mass bug filing
and package updates for the removal of dependencies on net-tools in Fedora
One of the more tricky packages is facter.
Right now it's an old ruby package (2.4.3 when rubygems/github has it
at 2.5.1 in the ruby variety).
The ruby version has the dependency on net-tools for ifconfig, but
this was removed in the 3.0+ releases when they ported it to c++11
From the documentation it appears that ruby applications/libraries
that use facter will still do so through the ruby binding just as they
always have ... and looking at the puppet package it explicitly states
that it works with facter greater than 2 and less than 4 ...
The puppetlabs puppet-agent already uses facter 3.8.0 in the current
The 2.5.1 tag in github is especially weird as it's not listed as a
facter release here:
It seems that there was 2.4 release followed by 3.0 release and since
that point, the 2.x branch was not refreshed. Probably some tooling
issue on puppet side ...
That even says 2.4 is now EOL, and has been since December last year.
The tricky bits for the facter update are that it now has dependencies
There's already a package review request for leatherman which I plan
to take over, and I've got a shared library version of cpp-hocon ready
for review (depends on leatherman) which facter3 is working with in my
The key bits I wanted to liaise with the ruby SIG for was the F28
change I'm putting together to get this update in place.
Although the application moves from ruby to c++ the ruby bindings will
still be important and relevant to the SIG.
So is there some "preview" package of updated Facter?