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Tip of the Week 24 - Puppet 5
Puppet 5 was scheduled to be released somewhere near May 2017. The release was postponed due to some CVE on existing supported Puppet versions.
So we expect Puppet 5 to be available quite soon. Therefore it will be soon time to work on Puppet 5 updates.
Most important is to mention that Puppet 5 does not require any Puppet code changes. It is still recommended to update to latest Puppet 4 version prior upgrading to Puppet 5.
The packages layout and directory structure has not changed. Agent and Master still install into /opt/puppetlabs. Hardware requirements are also identical to Puppet 4.
The master now requires Java 8 and has the eyaml gem contained inside the package. PuppetDB now needs PostgreSQL 9.6!! Puppetserver now has a newer JRuby version. This requires to reinstall all server gems!
At time of this writing the following versions are bundled:
/opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/ruby --version ruby 2.4.1p111 (2017-03-22 revision 58053) [x86_64-linux] /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/openssl version OpenSSL 1.0.2k 26 Jan 2017 /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/facter --version 4.0.0 (commit 5cdb4319067a740037d81f042330d85711d9a34c) /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/puppet --version 5.0.0 /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/pxp-agent --version 1.5.2 /opt/puppetlabs/bin/puppetdb --version puppetdb version: 5.0.0.SNAPSHOT.2017.06.06T2148 /opt/puppetlabs/bin/puppetserver --version puppetserver version: 5.0.0.master.SNAPSHOT.2017.06.06T0957 /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/mco --version /opt/puppetlabs/puppet/bin/mco 2.10.4
You are encouraged to file bug reports at tickets.puppet.com. Please use the “Affected Version” field and use “PUP 5.0.0”
The most easy way to test packages and functionality is by using the nightly builds which are made available since May 9th 2017. The packages can be installed using the following URL’s:
|Cisco wind river linux 5||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-cisco-wrlinux-5.noarch.rpm|
|Cisco wind river linux 7||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-cisco-wrlinux-7.noarch.rpm|
|Enterprise Linux 5 (CentOS 5)||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-el-5.noarch.rpm|
|Enterprise Linux 6 (CentOS 6)||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-el-6.noarch.rpm|
|Enterprise Linux 7 (CentOS 7)||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-el-7.noarch.rpm|
|Fedora core 24||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-fedora-24.noarch.rpm|
|Fedora core 25||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-fedora-25.noarch.rpm|
|SUSE Linux 11||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-sles-11.noarch.rpm|
|SUSE Linux 12||https://yum.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly/puppet5-nightly-release-sles-12.noarch.rpm|
|Debian 8 Jessie||https://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly-release-jessie.deb|
|Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty||https://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly-release-trusty.deb|
|Debian 7 Wheezy||https://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly-release-wheezy.deb|
|Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial||https://apt.puppetlabs.com/puppet5-nightly-release-xenial.deb|
|OS X 10.10 Yosemite||https://downloads.puppetlabs.com/mac/puppet5-nightly/10.10/x86_64/puppet-agent-4.99.0-1.osx10.10.dmg|
|OS X 10.11 EI Capitan||https://downloads.puppetlabs.com/mac/puppet5-nightly/10.11/x86_64/puppet-agent-4.99.0-1.osx10.11.dmg|
|macOS 10.12 Sierra||https://downloads.puppetlabs.com/mac/puppet5-nightly/10.12/x86_64/puppet-agent-4.99.0-1.osx10.12.dmg|
Please note that backports are required for Debian Jessie due to Java 8 dependency!