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How to update Facter on Windows?

asked 2015-05-26 11:18:27 -0500

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updated 2015-05-26 12:37:13 -0500

How can I update Facter on Windows? I am on puppet 3.7.3 and Facter 2.3.0 I need to get to Facter 2.4.4. for a bug fix but there is literally no information regarding updating Facter anywhere. My thought was to download the latest version of puppet open source and grab the facter msi out of there. However the latest version avaialabe is 3.7.5 which also seems to only include Facter 2.3.0.

So the question is, how do I upgrade facter on Windows?

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answered 2015-05-26 14:18:13 -0500

Usually it is upgraded as you upgrade to a newer version of the Puppet Agent. We provide no information on how to upgrade it out of band as it is discouraged since the Windows package is an omnibus tested as a single unit. Upgrading it out of band is possible, but you are mostly left on your own to do so. Both of these methods are unsupported, and YMMV, but if you absolutely need to, you have a way to go about it:

  • With the Ruby version of Facter, you can clone from github and checkout out the tag to the directory where facter is installed.
  • With the Native C++ version of Facter, you will need to build it based on the ReadMe. This is not as big a deal at the moment but it will become a bigger deal later as you get into the Puppet 4.x series.
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