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Bug 1728768 - Update puppet agent to last 7.x.x release
Summary: Update puppet agent to last 7.x.x release
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: puppet
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Breno
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2019-07-10 16:07 UTC by Alfredo Moralejo
Modified: 2021-07-09 17:32 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2021-07-08 21:44:15 UTC
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Description Alfredo Moralejo 2019-07-10 16:07:21 UTC
Description of problem:

puppet agent 6.0.0 was released in September 2018 and it's now 6.6 so i think it could be a good time to get it in Fedora?

According to puppet lifecycle, puppet-5.5 will be maintained until may-2020 while fedora31 will be " until 1 month after the release of Fedora 33" which is long after may-2020 so i'd say updating to puppet-6 would be good in FC31.

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 17:04:41 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to '31'.

Comment 2 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 19:03:56 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to 31.

Comment 3 Alan Pevec 2019-08-27 13:20:59 UTC
Puppet maintainers in Fedora, what do you think about this upgrade?

Comment 4 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2020-02-22 14:47:22 UTC
Given the lack of response, is it time for a new maintainer or at least new co-maintainers per

Comment 5 Terje Røsten 2020-07-12 15:11:14 UTC

There is some work going on to update package to puppet 6.x, see e.g.

Comment 6 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2020-10-18 19:16:45 UTC
Puppet 5 will go EOL in November (next month) and Fedora 33 isn't updated yet but I noticed the version in EPEL8 was updated. Can we get this into Fedora too? I would be interesting in maintaining it and needed dependencies.

Comment 7 Breno 2020-11-02 16:23:44 UTC
I will have a look on having puppet 6 on fedora.
I am worried a little bit about backwards compatibility. But let's see.

Comment 8 Lucien Weller 2020-11-02 20:12:00 UTC
I may help achieving the packaging of pupppet 6 for fedora, even I have by now not so much experience in fedora packaging. Let me just now if I can do something to support you.

Comment 9 Breno 2020-11-02 21:31:47 UTC
Hey Lucien, sure, that will be helpful.
I packaged puppet 6 for EPEL 8.
I believe that it won't be a lot different, right?
I will reach out by email.

Comment 10 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2020-11-03 11:56:40 UTC
I'd also be interested in helping. Currently not a Fedora packager, but I have a decent experience with RPM packaging. Locally I built the EPEL 8 code for Fedora 33 and that appeared to work, at least for my use case of validating the syntax in vim.

Comment 11 Ben Cotton 2020-11-03 15:19:45 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 31 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 31 on 2020-11-24.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a
Fedora 'version' of '31'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
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to a later Fedora version.

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Comment 12 Breno 2021-03-09 15:03:25 UTC

puppet still doesn't support ruby 3. 
So we need to wait for the upstream, first [1, 2].


Comment 14 Fedora Admin user for bugzilla script actions 2021-05-07 01:48:36 UTC
This package has changed maintainer in Fedora. Reassigning to the new maintainer of this component.

Comment 15 Fedora Admin user for bugzilla script actions 2021-05-11 12:20:42 UTC
This package has changed maintainer in Fedora. Reassigning to the new maintainer of this component.

Comment 16 Alan Pevec 2021-05-12 08:26:47 UTC
(In reply to Breno from comment #12)
> puppet still doesn't support ruby 3. 
> So we need to wait for the upstream, first [1, 2].
> 1
> 2

there are WIP PRs which could be included as patches in Fedora RPM

Comment 18 Breno 2021-05-17 12:51:20 UTC
Yes, at the moment puppet is still not compatible with ruby 3.
They are working on this [1]. As soon as it's fixed, we can have puppet 7 in Fedora.


Comment 19 Breno 2021-07-08 21:44:15 UTC
We've just pushed puppet to puppet 7 in fedora rawhide (f35)


Comment 20 Alfredo Moralejo 2021-07-09 07:15:50 UTC
Accordint to puppetlabs release notes in , version 7.8.0 added support for ruby 3 but latest in rawhide is 7.7.0.

Comment 21 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2021-07-09 10:05:52 UTC
By now we can update to 7.8.0 since it's on but it wasn't when we did most of the work to update. Should be a fairly trivial bump now.

As for Ruby 3 support: the real patches landed in 7.7.0. The only one that's related is in Gemfile, but that's irrelevant for RPMs. And back then Puppet didn't test it with CI which is a good reason to not formally declare support.

Comment 22 Breno 2021-07-09 15:42:38 UTC
Yes, thanks for replying Ewoud.

@Alfredo, please read the whole ticket, all the information you wanted is here.

Comment 23 Alfredo Moralejo 2021-07-09 16:04:38 UTC
Thanks for the information.

Reading the info in puppetlabs tickets i found: 

Which seems to be included in 7.8.0.

My understanding was that this PR is needed for ruby3 as it's under but it may be just optional.

Comment 24 Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden 2021-07-09 17:32:38 UTC
Thanks for looking into that. I missed that when I scanned through the git log ( There's no reason not to update Rawhide to 7.8.0, other than that someone should submit the PR.

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