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asked 2015-05-12 04:52:18 -0500

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updated 2015-05-12 07:15:55 -0500

When looking the download page for Windows versions ( there is something strange with the recent version numbers.

puppet-3.7.4-x64.msi    28-Jan-2015 09:36   15M  
puppet-3.7.4.msi    28-Jan-2015 09:36   17M  
puppet-3.7.5-x64.msi    26-Mar-2015 10:05   18M  
puppet-3.7.5.msi    26-Mar-2015 10:05   17M  
puppet-agent-1.0.0-x64.msi  14-Apr-2015 12:54   24M  
puppet-agent-1.0.0-x86.msi  14-Apr-2015 12:54   22M  
puppet-agent-1.0.1-x64.msi  28-Apr-2015 11:16   24M  
puppet-agent-1.0.1-x86.msi  28-Apr-2015 11:17   22M  
puppet-latest.msi   26-Mar-2015 10:05   17M  
puppet-x64-latest.msi   26-Mar-2015 10:05   18M

We are already at versions abobe 3.x and then suddenly the are newer packages with version 1.x. Are these 1.x packages newer than 3.7.5? The latest packages are still point to 3.7.5.

Also why are these 1.x packages named as Agent. The 3.x packages also contain only agent as there is no master for Windows.

So what is going on here?

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answered 2015-05-12 05:03:40 -0500

far4d gravatar image

This seems to be the new agent for the upcoming puppet 4.0. At least facter reports puppetversion => 4.0.0.

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answered 2015-05-12 07:28:54 -0500

Whity gravatar image

Just asked me the same some minutes ago...

I downloaded and started it. Looks like the normal agent, but after finishing the installation, it doesn't connect to my 3.7 Puppet server (no new cert in the list).

My guess is, that they may changed the name with the release of 3.8 to be clear this is the agent, and started the numbering from 1.0.0 again (for whatever reason). But, that's just a guess.

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Newer puppet agents can't connect to older puppet masters. It is best practice to update the master before updating the agents. (You can have old agents connect to newer puppet masters)

awippler gravatar imageawippler ( 2016-04-19 10:42:53 -0500 )edit

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