Fixing Puppet in Fedora/EPEL

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Fri Oct 19 23:05:08 UTC 2012

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Michael Stahnke wrote:

> Puppet in the Fedora/EPEL ecosystem is a bit wonky currently.
> I'd really like to fix it.
> Problems:
> * Fedora 17 (and higher) ships with Ruby 1.9.x and Puppet 2.7.x.  2.7.x is not
>  100% compatible with 1.9.3. The number of issues in this space continues to
>  grow.
> * EPEL 5/6 still have Puppet 2.6.x in stable.  This version of Puppet
> isn't maintained any more, other than security fixes.

Isn't 'not maintained anymore other than security fixes' Exactly what epel 
(and rhel for that matter) all about?

also - if I have a puppet master on rhel5 and my clients on rhel6 - how 
well does that work?


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