Rudder 5.0 Release Notes


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General information

Rudder 5.0 is currently the developement version of Rudder.

This page provides a summary of changes for each version. Previous beta and rc versions are listed below for convenience.

Installing, upgrading and testing

We also recommend using the Rudder Vagrant config if you want a quick and easy way to get an installation for testing.

Operating systems supported

This version provides packages for these operating systems:

  • Rudder server and Rudder relay: Debian 8-9, RHEL/CentOS 7 (64 bits), SLES 12-15, Ubuntu 16.04-18.04
  • Rudder agent: all of the above plus Debian 5, Debian 6, Debian 7 RHEL/CentOS 3-5-6-7(32 bits), SLES 10-11, Ubuntu 10.04-12.04-14.04
  • Rudder agent (binary packages available from (Normation): Windows Server 2008R2-2016, AIX 5-6-7, Slackware 14

Changelogs

Rudder 5.0.0.rc1 (2018-09-12)

Changes

Architecture - Internal libs

  • We need to be able to decide what workflow to use based on the change request (#13396)

Bug fixes

API

  • Fixed: POST/PUT/DELETE API requests gives 403 (#13426)
  • Fixed: Rudder system api token only have RO access (#13416)

Generic methods

  • Fixed: " error: List or container parameter 'args' not found while constructing scope 'log_rudder' - use @(scope.variable) in calling reference" when running Rudder 4.3 (#13430)

Performance and scalability

  • Fixed: On error on nodecompliance SQL, logs are huge (#13427)

Architecture - Refactoring

  • Fixed: Git merge issue between Rudder 4.3 and Rudder 5.0 (#13432)

Agent

  • Fixed: remove unessecary patch that remove truncation of line in inventory (#13403)
  • Fixed: Upgrade perl to latest minor version in 5.0 for fusion inventory (#13402)

Release notes

Special thanks go out to the following individuals who invested time, patience, testing, patches or bug reports to make this version of Rudder better:

This is a bug fix release in the 5.0 series and therefore all installations of 5.0.x should be upgraded when possible. When we release a new version of Rudder it has been thoroughly tested, and we consider the release enterprise-ready for deployment.

Rudder 5.0.0.beta2 (2018-09-06)

Changes

Packaging

  • Remove rudder agent thin in 5.0 (#13377)
  • Upgrade python related dependencies (#13371)
  • Remove apache 2.2 support (#13325)
  • keep only systemd on server packages (#13320)
  • Upgrade jetty to 9.4.11 (#13323)
  • Remove support for old system on rudder server builds (#13315)
  • Update agent dependencies (#13314)
  • Upgrade openssl (#13316)
  • Upgrade python related dependencies (#13373)

Web - UI & UX

  • Update main menu: plugin at top level, techique editor in configuration policy (#13067)

Documentation

  • Use repository.rudder.io in 5.0 doc (#13382)

Plugins integration

  • Make user/role management a plugin (#13030)

Architecture - Dependencies

  • Update all rudder dependencies (#13313)

Bug fixes

Web - UI & UX

  • Fixed: Fonts changed in Rudder 5.0 (#13364)
  • Fixed: Save button in group page is not readable in Rudder 5.0 (#13368)
  • Fixed: In directives pages, Text selector and input field are not correctly allligned in Rudder 5.0 (#13372)
  • Fixed: Clicking on Status/Details leads to a disabled screen in Rudder 5.0 (#13362)

Generic methods

  • Fixed: user_primary_group tests are failing on suse (#13282)
  • Fixed: Some ncf tests are too old and fails on many distributions (#13249)

Architecture - Internal libs

  • Fixed: Spring Security error - leading to random unlogging in Rudder 5 (#13365)

Technique editor - API

  • Fixed: Error message is not correctly treated when an exception occurs in when authenticating to Rudder authentication API (#13219)

Packaging

  • Fixed: libxml 2.9.8 doesn't compile on aix (#13363)
  • Fixed: libxml fails to build with old compiler (#13337)
  • Fixed: Use correct version when building Slackware packages (#13329)
  • Fixed: Use https everywhere to download server sources (#13324)
  • Fixed: parallel build on rpmbuild hides build error (#13300)

Generic methods - Service Management

  • Fixed: Service test do not use any service to test on suse (#13278)
  • Fixed: 4.3+ version of 13278 (#13279)
  • Fixed: services GM are not working anymore due to typo (#13258)

Security

  • Fixed: "//" in rudder-web/secure/api//settings/global_policy_mode cause browser/spring error (#13356)
  • Fixed: Bad mime type for our js files: application/js (#13334)

Release notes

Special thanks go out to the following individuals who invested time, patience, testing, patches or bug reports to make this version of Rudder better:

This is a bug fix release in the 5.0 series and therefore all installations of 5.0.x should be upgraded when possible. When we release a new version of Rudder it has been thoroughly tested, and we consider the release enterprise-ready for deployment.

Rudder 5.0.0.beta1 (2018-08-29)

Changes

API

  • Create system Rest API to replace V1 API (#12516)

Generic methods

  • Add a generic method to test variable existence (#12986)

Plugins integration

  • Remove the need for Spring in plugin (#13036)

Documentation

  • Change version of documentation on rudder-doc (#13019)
  • Build a centralized place for doc: docs.rudder.io (#12907)
  • Use a rudder-specific theme (#12875)
  • Add DSC content to Rudder by example (#12584)
  • Add a "Rudder by example" guide to the documentation (#12383)

Technique editor - API

  • Remove expected reports.csv logic (#11915)

Agent

  • Use CFEngine 3.12 in Rudder agent (#12856)
  • Add a package techniques migration script (#12710)
  • Update technique migration technique with 12614 review (#12676)

Packaging

  • Add sles 15 support to rudder-packages (#13295)
  • Disable HTTPs for sources download on old OSes (#13197)
  • Download sources from repository.rudder.io instead of www.normation.com (#13172)
  • Download man on docs.rudder.io (#13170)

Generic methods - Service Management

  • Remove unused _service_check_running_smf and _service_check_running_src in branch 5.0 (#13245)

System integration

  • Bundle support info script into Rudder (#13213)

Architecture - Refactoring

  • Make scale-out (relay) server a plugin (#12885)
  • Make third-party authentication a plugin (#12906)
  • Make validation workflow a plugin (#12904)

Generic methods - Package Management

  • Use the new class_prefix for package methods (#12427)

Bug fixes

Web - UI & UX

  • Fixed: Remove the "tw-bs" css hack (#13022)

Generic methods

  • Fixed: Incomplete management of disabled/reenable reporting (#13209)
  • Fixed: file_check_special tests are failing on debian (#13243)
  • Fixed: Huge agent logs when we define an new class_prefix that is longer than 1024 chars (#13155)

Plugins integration

  • Fixed: Missing real-time check of license capabilities for api and others plugins (#13073)

Generic methods - File Management

  • Fixed: Error when using 2 or more File from a jinja2 template (#13183)

Documentation

  • Fixed: Wrong version displayed on the login page for plugin branding (#13274)
  • Fixed: Update screenshot for Rudder Branding (#13270)
  • Fixed: Typos in rudder-by-example (#12611)
  • Fixed: Add a favicon for Rudder by example (#12490)
  • Fixed: Build rudder man page using asciidoctor (#12977)

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed: Removing workflow comet leads to missing user information and session is destroyed (#13026)

Agent

  • Fixed: Broken agent build on linux platforms (#13311)
  • Fixed: rudder technique-migrate is not documented nor properly named (#13146)

Packaging

  • Fixed: Purge of rudder-webapp should not fail (#13210)
  • Fixed: Fix bdb download link from repository.rudder.io (#13198)
  • Fixed: slackware should not build its package into /tmp (#13194)
  • Fixed: Download rudder.8 for new man page url (#12982)
  • Fixed: Add back missing migration script in 5.0 (#13084)
  • Fixed: Makefile fails if a symbolink link /usr/bin/ncf already exists (#13277)

Generic methods - Service Management

  • Fixed: service_started_start.cf test fails on redhat (#13257)
  • Fixed: service_started_path.cf does not generate classes anymore since 13220 (#13254)

API

  • Fixed: Compilation warnings in master (#13028)

Generic methods - Package Management

  • Fixed: old packages generic methods are failing on old debian (#13305)

Techniques

  • Fixed: Package repository keys Technique in Audit Mode : Missing Reports (#13065)
  • Fixed: Package repository keys Technique in Audit Mode : Missing Reports (#13065)
  • Fixed: Rudder SNMP technique has a component failing on first run (#13159)

Release notes

Special thanks go out to the following individuals who invested time, patience, testing, patches or bug reports to make this version of Rudder better:

  • Mikaël Mantel
  • Pierre HAY
  • Guillaume Terrier

This software is in beta status and contains several new features but we have tested it and believe it to be free of any critical bugs. The use on production systems is not encouraged at this time and is at your own risk. However, we do encourage testing, and welcome all and any feedback!