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  1. Modules
  2. MODULES-7554

dsc_lite : Puppet runs fail on a host with 1.10 agent packages (Puppet 4) and WMF < 5

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    • Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • None
    • None
    • dsc_lite
      • A run using a 1.10 series agent should emit non-terminating warnings / errors
    • Windows
    • 1
    • Windows 2018-08-01
    • Needs Assessment
    • Needs Assessment

    Description

      Due to changes that were made in Puppet 5, code intended to generate warnings for an outdated PowerShell version will cause runs to completely fail.

      The dsc_lite feature calls the Puppet.warn_once method to only display the inadequate WMF5 version once. In Puppet 5, that method takes 6 parameters. In Puppet 4, the method only took 5 parameters.

      See the change that landed in:
      https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/commit/3d823370884f032368d118e045af86bf54386a63

      2 options were vetted for addressing this problem:

      • Call Puppet.err instead of Puppet.warn_once. This was tested and produced error messages for every single dsc_lite resource, which is undesirable.
      • Vary the call to warn_once based on the method arity. This results in warning messages on Puppet 4 and error messages on Puppet 5, but at least limits their count to a single message.

      We opted for the latter as it's less intrusive.

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              ethan Ethan Brown
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