Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 806370
facter should restart puppet on upgrade if it is running
Last modified: 2013-04-19 13:05:07 EDT
Description of problem:
After updating to facter-1.6.6-1.fc16.x86_64, I started getting:
Mar 21 04:10:27 alfresco puppet-agent: Could not run Puppet configuration client: Could not retrieve local facts: undefined method `has_openstack_mac?' for Facter::Util::EC2:Module
I think facter should restart puppet-agent if it is running in %post.
I hit this myself as well and added a notify in my puppet manifests. I debated whether facter should have such a thing in a %post and didn't decide. In all the times I've updated facter, this is the first time I've ever run into such a thing.
While in most cases a %post like:
service puppet condrestart &>/dev/null || :
probably wouldn't hurt, it might annoy some people to have their agents restart if they are in the middle of a run. Which do you think is more likely to be a problem? (I'm honestly not sure.)
I didn't look in the upstream tracker to see if anyone reported this there. It may really be a bug that facter changed this in a minor version bump and didn't provide any sort of fallback for compatibility. If you happen to stumble across an upstream bug, let me know.
Facter issue: http://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/12879
I don't think a condrestart would be disruptive, at least, it shouldn't be :), so I would suggest it for now. If puppet or facter is changed later to be able to handle these changes better later we can drop it.
Happened again with the facter 1.6.14 upgrade on EL6 and Fedora 17:
puppet-agent: Could not run Puppet configuration client: Could not retrieve local facts: undefined method `kernel_fact_value' for Facter::Util::Processor:Module
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*** Bug 906856 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
facter-1.6.18-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
facter-1.6.18-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
facter-1.6.18-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
facter-1.6.18-1.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing facter-1.6.18-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
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facter-1.6.18-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
facter-1.6.18-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
facter-1.6.18-2.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
facter-1.6.18-2.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
facter-1.6.18-3.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.
facter-1.6.18-3.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
facter-1.6.18-3.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
facter-1.6.18-3.el6 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.