Change logs for Rudder 2.3

Rudder 2.3 has reached End of Life the in October 2011. This branch is codenamed ``IceBreaker''.

This page provides a summary of changes for each version.

Rudder 2.3.13 (2013-06-06)

Bug fixes

Inventory (webapp, Fusion)

  • When a node has two interfaces with the same IP, it does not appear as pending node in Rudder WebUI and can’t be accepted (#3626)

Miscellaneous

  • Cron on RHEL/CentOS nodes was restarted at every execution of CFEngine (#3609)

  • The file tools/generate-map.sh to generate the documentation does not work with bash (#3579)

  • If rsyslog is installed after another syslog, rsyslog is never used on SLES and reports will never be caught by Rudder server (#3569)

Webapp - Display, home page

Policy Templates

  • Policy Template ``Generic Variable Definition'': The regexp to check variable name doesn’t work (#3599)

  • Policy Template ``Download a file from the shared folder'': Posthook reports is missing if the copy fails (#3583)

  • When using rsyslog with a version > 5.7.1 on the server, some reports may be dropped, leading to [NoAnswer](NoAnswer)
    on the server (#3604)

  • Policy Template ``Download a file from the shared folder'': When error happens some logs are duplicated (#3582)

  • Policy Template ``Download A File'': The inputs of the Technique are not checked by regexp to prevent wrong URL or destination format (#3539)

Architecture - Dependencies

  • Rudder is not building with maven2 (#3637)

  • Not specifying maven default repos lead to inconsistency in download

Webapp - Node management

  • No tooltip on Group page for Static/Dynamic (#3597)

Contributors

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

  • Dennis Cabooter

Release notes

This is the final maintenance release of the ``old stable'' 2.3 branch. We recommend that any installations still using 2.3.* be upgraded as soon as possible to Rudder 2.6.* (latest version) - or for those of you seeking higher guarantees of stability, Rudder 2.4.* (stable version).

Rudder 2.3.12 (2013-05-03)

Bug fixes

Agent

  • Fix errors when stopping Rudder agent daemon with the init script if its pid file is empty (#3457)

Core

  • Simplify contributions with an IDE by adding source jar with maven compilation (#3400)

UI

  • Prevent Chrome browser to fail to display the loading page after too many reload (#2401)

System integration

  • Fix Rudder status check and send of inventories which failed if a proxy was defined in the environment (#3383 (#3401)

Policy Templates

  • Improve CFEngine performances (#3424 (#3439 (#3444 (#3454 (#3463 (#3485)

  • Technique ``Process management'': version 1.1 was not functional (#2801)

  • All Techniques: Permit CFEngine to edit files of 1MB (#3385)

  • PT ``Cron daemon configuration'':Fix the cron binary path checked for Ubuntu to prevent to restart it every CFEngine execution (#3438)

  • PT ``APT package manager configuration'': Handle Ubuntu 12.04 and later (#3375)

  • PT ``Time settings'': Fix errors if /etc/localtime is a symbolic link (#3437)

  • PT Package management for Debian / Ubuntu / APT systems'': Support allow untrusted'' (optionally) (#3396)

  • PT ``Download a file'': Fix reports (#3346)

Contributors

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

Release notes

This is a maintenance release, part of the ``old stable'' 2.3 branch. You are invited if using this branch to upgrade to 2.6 as soon as possible to enjoy the latest features with a still stable and more polished version. See our FAQ for details, on http://www.rudder-project.org/foswiki/FAQ/#What_is_the_versioning_policy_63. 2.3.* versions will be maintained until June 2013.

Rudder 2.3.11 (2013-04-02)

Bug fixes

Logging

  • When a deployment fails, there are no log in the application log telling so (#3333)

Webapp - Config management pane

  • Using parametrized variables based on Rules values fails (#3332)

  • System Rules/Directives/Groups can be cloned/deleted/disabled (#3286)

Webapp - Node management pane

  • Node query with OR and regexp doesn’t OR the result (#3340)

Policy Templates

  • sudoParameters produces an invalid sudoers file when command is specified (#3324)

  • sudoParameters technique may insert env_reset setting multiple times (#3323)

  • checkGenericFileContent should also execute a posthook command after line deletion or replacement (#3322)

  • !ManageFileAndFolder: No reporting for the creation component are made when deleting files (#3246)

  • Policy templates `Zypper Package Manager Configuration' and `RUG / !YaST package manager configuration (ZMD)': Broken Reporting when configuration more than one repository which should not be added (#3170)

  • The filePermissions Policy template can not load large permlists (#3257)

  • Apache 2 HTTP Server: receiving unexpected reports for component ``SELinux context'' (#2837)

  • Re-creation of the !OpenSSH startup scripts failed on Debian/Ubuntu in the !OpenSSH server Policy template (#3368)

Documentation

  • Rudder installation doc says that we should use main contrib non-free'' APT components on Debian and should be main'' only (#3344)

Release notes

This is a maintenance release, part of the ``old stable'' 2.3 branch. You are invited if using this branch to upgrade to 2.4 as soon as possible to enjoy the latest features with a still stable and more polished version. See our FAQ for details, on http://www.rudder-project.org/foswiki/FAQ/#What_is_the_versioning_policy_63. 2.3.* versions will be maintained until June 2013.

Rudder 2.3.10 (2013-03-14)

Changes

Policy Templates

  • PT ``Package management for Debian / Ubuntu / APT systems'': Enable the user to specify a package version (#3147)

  • PT ``Enforce a file content'': Add possibility to enforce content of files only at creation (#3196)

  • PT ``Set File Permissions'': Add possibility to define setuid and setgid (#3115)

  • PT ``Enforce a file content'': Add a warning about quotes which should be escaped to be used (#2887)

Bug fixes

Agent

  • Prevent Rudder to try to remove essential packages on outdated systems (#2949)

  • Prevent rudder-agent package to try to control /var/cfengine/inputs (#3180)

Core

  • Remove CFEngine connection limit which could lead to all the Directives using Generic Variable to be in error if an error occured with a Directive based on ``Download from a shared folder'' (#3052)

  • Remove 64 characters limitation of the reporting keys due to rsyslog (#3158)

  • Fix errors due to duplicated software entries in inventory when trying to save the node (#3127)

  • Fix invalid reporting values when using backslash (``\'') in component key values (#3160)

  • Fix Rudder machine ID when inventory does not contain any machine ID (#3202)

  • Prevent from starting a a deployment when nothing is modified in Directive/Rule/Group (#3191)

UI

  • Fix list of category in the ``new group'' popup which displayed a category list in a randomize order without hierarchy (#3175)

System integration

  • Fix invalid syslog-ng source used by Rudder on Debian machines (#3020)

Policy Templates

  • PT Enforce a file content'': Fix add of unexpanded variable when Content add'' is empty (#3069)

  • PT OpenSSH Server'': Fix value Don’t change'' of the parameter ``Adress family used by sshd'' which brake ssh configuration (#2987)

  • PT ``OpenSSH Server'': Fix OpenSSH installation on (SuSE machines which couldn’t be installed with zypper (#3104)

  • PT ``User Management'': Prevent from creating user on a system without home. (#2549)

  • PT User Management'': Fix Technique which redefined password of the user when Check password only'' was chosen (#2552)

  • PT ``Manage files and folders'': Fix the add of symlinks when symlink, file or folder already exist with the same path (#3113)

  • PT ``Package management for Debian / Ubuntu / APT systems'': Add reporting for this Technique when applied on a None Debian system (#2794)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': Fix incomplete and invalid reporting (#3025)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': Fix invalid reporring with unexpanded variable $(apache_modules) (#3044)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': Fix installation of modules (#3062)

  • PT ``Manage files and folders'': Fix improper reporting when dealing with non existent file we don’t wish to create (#3131)

  • PT ``Enforce a file content'': Fix invalid reporting when there is no content to add (#3140)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': Fix description about Compatibility (#2545)

Release notes

This is a maintenance release, part of the ``old stable'' 2.3 branch. You are invited if using this branch to upgrade to 2.4 as soon as possible to enjoy the latest features with a still stable and more polished version. See our FAQ for details, on http://www.rudder-project.org/foswiki/FAQ/#What_is_the_versioning_policy_63. 2.3.* versions will be maintained until June 2013.

Rudder 2.3.9 (2012-12-04)

Bug fixes

  • Fix timestamp format in agent logs generated by the ``failsafe'' mechanism (#2994)

  • Fix Enter button to validate the popup from the creation of a new Directive (#2816)

  • Fix Enter button to validate the Edit Directive form (#2814)

  • Prevent to create a group of nodes which couldn’t contain anything if the button `Update' has never been used (#2798)

  • Fix acceptance of inventories if using a strict umask on system of Rudder server (#2767)

  • Add more informations in the webapp log file when trying to load Policy Templates fails (#2633)

  • Fix reports which were not received in Rudder if backslash was used in some Policy Instances variables (#2582)

  • Fix wrong type of CPU Speed (float instead of integer) attribute in LDAP which lead to not have information about it on nodes and prevent to make search filter about it (#2560)

  • The popup with the Policy Instances list on the Configuration Rules page doesn’t allow for more than 10 PIs (#2772)

  • Fix options to sort compliance percentages in Configuration Rules Management screen (#2497)

  • Various Bug Fixes (#2810, #2651)

Packaging

  • Prevent logrotate.d/rudder to be silently replaced and potentially remove user configuration about Rudder log files. (#2872)

  • Prevent logback.xml to be silently replaced and potentially remove user configuration about Rudder log files. (#2857)

  • Fix broken upgrade of rudder-cfengine-community from a version earlier than 2.3.8 (#2733)

  • Prevent cfengine-community package to start cf-agent before to have its promises (#2731)

  • Fix error during the first installation of Rudder if rudder-inventory-ldap package is not installed before rudder-jetty (#2730)

  • Fix rudder-jetty package which couldn’t be installed on SLES 32 bits (#2563)

Policy Templates

Please note that the Policy Templates repository is maintained independently of Rudder minor releases (ie, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, etc). Changes are listed here for convenience only, and it is recommended to keep track of changes directly in the <a href=https://github.com/normation/rudder-techniques/'' target=_top''>GitHub repository.

  • PT ``SSH keys distribution'': Add possibility to take into account network users (special thanks to Michael Gliwinski!) (#2944)

  • PT ``Job Scheduler'': Job was never launched if start time was between 0:00 and 9:00 AM (#2940)

  • PT ``Enforce a file content'': Fix the version 2.0 which didn’t generated a valid CFEngine code (#3022)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': Apache 2 package was never installed on Debian or SLES 11 (#3023)

  • PT ``Package management for Debian / Ubuntu / APT systems'': Prevent Rudder from non interactive installation failures with APT if a configuration file has been modified (#2946)

  • PT ``Enforce a file content'': Add possibility to create or not the file we want to modify (#2945)

  • PT ``Apache 2 HTTP Server'': didn’t return reports when Apache was successfully installed (#2608)

  • PT ``User management'': PT could set a fullname of the user only at the creation (#2558)

  • PT ``User Management'': PT didn’t send error report when checking a user fails (#2557)

  • PT ``User Management'': PT could set the user password if the password field was filled and the action to do was to only check the User (#2552)

  • PT ``Set the permissions of files'': Values for Owner and Group were mandatories even if our choice was to not modify them (#2471)

  • PT ``Time Settings'': Was not able to install NTP package on RHEL/CentOS (#2384)

  • Various PT Fixes (#2556, #2853)

Contributors

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

Rudder 2.3.8 (2012-07-05)

Bug fixes

  • #2576: Activating ``trace'' log level caused Rudder to fail during deployment

  • #2560: Could not search for nodes based on their CPU speed

  • #2375: Don’t give read permissions on generated promise files on the Rudder server

  • Various improvements for Windows support (#2516, #2499, #2496)

  • Various UI improvements (#2620, #2483, #2466)

  • Various system policy templates improvements (#2579)

  • Various build environment improvements (#2605)

Documentation

Packaging

  • #2559: Reduce default verbosity for LDAP log level, to avoid huge logs

  • Various packaging improvements (#2568, #2534)

Policy Templates

Please note that the Policy Templates repository is maintained independently of Rudder minor releases (ie, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, etc). Changes are listed here for convenience only, and it is recommended to keep track of changes directly in the GitHub repository.

  • #2564: PT ``Enforce a file content'': Multi-line text was inserted with extra tabs

  • #2478: PT ``Package management for Debian / Ubuntu / APT systems'': Options for apt-get and aptitude have been changed to avoid them asking questions during silent installs

  • #2457: PT ``Manage files and folders'': Age criteria was ignored when deleting one file or directory only (not on a subtree)

  • #2394: PT ``Hosts management'': Base template used when asked to reset the entier /etc/hosts file contents is now configurable in the UI

  • Various fixes in reporting, variable definition and descriptions (#2614, #2606, #2600, #2555, #2553, #2488, #2485)

  • Various fixes for Windows compatibility (#2562, #2561, #2554, #2498)

Contibutors

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

Rudder 2.3.7 (2012-05-18)

Note: Version 2.3.7 was tagged, but not released (due to an upstream project breaking download links). All changes are included in the 2.3.8 release.

Bug fixes

  • #2464: Configuration Rules based on dynamic groups with criteria matching the Network interfaces > IP address'' would not be displayed in the list of Configuration Rules to be applied to new nodes (in the Accept new nodes'' page)

  • #2456: Policy Instances included in Configuration Rules with several Policy Instances could be applied even when they were disabled

  • #2444: Web application now gracefully reconnects to the database if connection was lost

  • #2425: Configuring Policy Instances with several identical values (for multi-valued sections) would cause reporting errors, so exact duplicates are now silently dropped

  • #2419: Add support for Policy Instances with CFEngine variables in them (ie, ``$'') when they are used as reporting keys in Policy Templates

  • #2403: Fix the default query for new groups to ensure it’s valid

  • #2398: Ensure expected reports are counted exactly to avoid a case where compliance was 0% when it should have been 100%

  • #2368: Improve audit trail for object names in the database

  • #2289: Fix the hello-world sample plugin to generate a single JAR to ease including it in an existing Rudder server

  • #2258: Changes to policy server settings were not all displayed in the Event Log in the UI

  • #2254: Fix default apache configuration to deny read access to the incoming WebDAV directory where nodes send their inventories (POST method only)

  • #2234: Clarify error message returned by the inventory endpoint when receiving a request that it can’t handle

  • Various documentation improvements (#2476, #2461, #2408, #2407, #1746, #1624)

  • Various UI improvements (#2468, #2463, #2458, #2433, #2430, #2404, #2400, #2169, #2156)

  • Various system policy templates improvements (#2413)

  • Various build environment improvements (#2459, #2383, #2245, #2242)

Packaging

  • #2380, #2455, #2371: rudder-agent and rudder-cfengine-community now depend on the right package to install dmidecode on SLES and RHEL

  • #2379: Rudder root server’s logrotate script could rotate the /etc/init.d/apache2 file on SLES

  • #2447, #2269: VirtualHost file installed for Apache and inventory endpoint configuration file (/opt/rudder/etc/inventory-web.properties) were not considered a configuration file by packaging, and local changes could be overwritten on upgrade

  • #2288: Fix service dependencies so that all Rudder servevr components start in the right order on system boot

  • #2142, #2440: rudder-server-root init script was missing on SLES

  • Various packaging improvements (#2475, #2390, #2385, #2345, #2335, #2326, #2291, #2272)

Policy Templates

Please note that the Policy Templates repository is maintained independently of Rudder minor releases (ie, 2.3.6, 2.3.7, etc). Changes are listed here for convenience only, and it is recommended to keep track of changes directly in the GitHub repository.

  • #2470: PT ``Download a file from the shared folder'': Add an option to choose the method to check if a copy is required (MD5 hash, mtime, ctime, etc)

  • #2454: PT ``Job scheduler'': Fix handling multiple jobs in the same Policy Instance

  • #2417, #2218: PT ``Enforce a file content'': Fix version 2.1 which regressed to being single-valued, thus breaking existing configurations

  • #2410: PT ``Name resolution'': Add a field to configure options in resolv.conf

  • #2409: PT ``Name resolution'': Fix search suffix application (one line instead of multiple lines)

  • #2391: PT ``Manage files and folders'': Deleting files older than X days could delete files created during the agent run (ie, less than a minute old)

  • #2387: PT ``Host settings'': Clean up any conflicting lines defining an identical hostname to the one defined in Rudder

  • #2297: PT ``Download a file from the shared folder'': Add a post-hook section to enable running a command after a file is copied

  • #2140: PT ``Enforce a file content'': Add the possibility to delete or replace a line using a regexp

  • #2465: PT ``Enforce a file content'': Enforcing full content of a file is no longer mandatory

  • #2170: PT ``MOTD configuration'': Validate that MOTD content does not contain double quotes that would break CFEngine generated promises

  • Various fixes in reporting, variable definition and descriptions #2481, #2467, #2435, #2416, #2393, #2374, #2343, #2225, #1905)

Contibutors

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

Rudder 2.3.6 (2012-01-26)

Bug fixes

  • #2194: Logs for inventory endpoint now use the original filename instead of the constant ``file''

  • Various packaging improvements (#2147, #2177)

Policy Templates

  • New Policy Template ``Job Scheduler'': this PT enables running a given task at random times over a period (for example, between 2 and 6 AM) across a group of nodes

  • #1926: "

  • #2200: ``Services management'' PT did not correctly setup services to start automatically on boot on Debian systems

  • #2154: "

  • #2189: "

  • #2140: "

  • #2146: Two PT categories had the same name (security) causing some display issues

Rudder 2.3.5 (2011-12-14)

Bug fixes

  • #2111: Adding several allowed networks in the rudder-init.sh script failed

  • #2091: Error in search with two regex'' match and a or'' composition

  • #2121: Refactored some database access code to be thread-safe

  • #1973: Clarified name of popup in ``Accept new nodes'' screen

  • Various packaging improvements (#2112, #2043)

Policy Templates

  • New Policy Template to run a tripwire'' check on files and folders, and report errors if contents changed: Monitor a file or directory content'' PT (#2055)

  • #2113, #2131, #2024: ``Cron management'' PT now supports a much wider range of manual time specifications

  • #2090: ``Manage files and folders'' PT: now warns when trying to set permissions on a link

  • #2129: ``Fstab configuration'' PT: we can now delete lines based on the destination (ie, /tmp, instead of /dev/sda7)

  • #2124: ``Fstab configuration'' PT no longer modifies commented lines that match standard line format

  • #2127: ``Services management'' PT: services were not correctly disabled from starting on boot if they were configured with non-standard runlevels, on SLES 10

  • #2116: ``Download a file from the shared folder'' PT didn’t set owner, group and permissions as expected

Rudder 2.3.4 (2011-23-11)

Changes

  • #2066: All backup copies of edited/copied files are now stored in a single directory, /var/rudder/modified-files

Bug fixes

  • #2088: File permissions enforced conflicted with permissions on files copied from server, causing many useless repairs (``Rudder system policy: basic setup (common)'' PT)

  • #2087, #2067: Erroneous reporting in some cases when updating policy on nodes (``Rudder system policy: basic setup (common)'' PT)

  • #2080: Packaging didn’t include logrotate configuration for rudder-server-root in RPM packages

  • Various packaging improvements (#2016, #2039, #2044, #2065, #2072, #2079)

Policy Templates

  • New Policy Template: ``Generic CFengine variable definition'' allows to define values for different hosts, and reuse them in other Policy Instances

  • #2089: ``Manage files and folders'' PT reported an error when it succeeds when trying to create a directory that already exists

  • #2042: ``Fstab configuration'' PT can now also delete lines aswell as creating or altering them

  • #2069: ``Fstab configuration'' PT didn’t support several spaces as a field separator

  • #2046: ``RUG / !YaST package manager configuration (ZMD)'' PT: reporting was broken when a repository is given but no edition is required

  • #2045: ``Time settings'' PT: reporting was broken on SLES 10

  • #1904: ``Apache 2 HTTP server'' PT now uses correct reporting format

  • Several fixes on ``Download a file from the shared folder'' PT (#2081, #2085)

Rudder 2.3.3 (2011-11-15)

Changes

  • #2035: We now enforce file permissions of 600 on policy files on all managed nodes (``Rudder system policy: basic setup (common)'' PT)

  • #2015: Broken Configuration Rules are no longer hidden in the web interface

Bug fixes

  • #1960: On the ``New node management'' page, we cannot close the inventory of a node

  • #2026, #2036: Default value not taken into account in sub-sections of multivalued sections for newly created Policy Instances

  • Various packaging improvements

Policy Templates

  • #2022: ``Manage files and folders'' PT: Add the possibility to define a file selection pattern

  • #2021, #2034: ``Manage files and folders'' PT :Add the possibility to delete or clean a directory/file with a time constraint

  • #2033: ``User management'' PT: Make the name and password fields optional

  • #2032: ``Enforce a file content'' PT: Add the possibility to specify the user/group/mode manually or to let CFengine set them automatically

  • #2030: ``Package management for RHEL / CentOS / (SuSE / RPM systems'' now checks that the ZMD process is running on SLES 10

  • #2023: Cron daemon configuration'' PT: Manual frequency didn’t allow asterisk *''

  • #2019: ``RUG / !YaST package manager configuration (ZMD)'' PT: Add proxy related options

Rudder 2.3.2 (2011-11-09)

Changes

  • #1997, #2006, #2013: Moved the Policy Templates directory from /var/rudder/policy-templates to /var/rudder/configuration-repository/policy-templates. This allows to store other configuration information under /var/rudder/configuration-repository.

  • #1997, #1999, #2000, #2001: Add a feature to share files from the Rudder server to nodes, via a shared directory: /var/rudder/configuration-repository/shared-files

  • #1981: Change the size of the textarea in the Policy Instance Editor to make it bigger

Bug fixes

  • #1986: Variables in subsection of a multi-valued section are not saved

  • #1959: Inventories moved to ``received'' even if the inventory-endpoint returns an error code (and similar preventive bug fix for other curl invocations: #1961)

  • #1930: Remove a dead link

Policy Templates

Many Policy Templates were added and improved in this version of Rudder. Here follows a list of Policy Templates added or changed, full details are available in the bugtracker.

  • Services Management (#1927, #1985, #1993, #1994)

  • Package management for RHEL / CentOS / SuSE / RPM systems (#1976)

  • Zypper package manager configuration (#2005)

  • RUG / !YaST package manager configuration (ZMD) (#1987, #1989, #1995)

  • Cron daemon configuration (#1990)

  • Fstab configuration (#1956, #1967, #1979, #1980)

  • !OpenSSH server (#1937)

  • User management (#1952)

  • Manage files and folders (#1966, #1968, #1975, #1992, #1996, #2007)

  • Enforce a file content (#1965, #1970, #1982)

Rudder 2.3.1 (2011-10-31)

Bug fixes

  • #1934: Corrupted display when adding multiple instances to Policy Instances

  • #1940: Postgresql error at Rudder installation

  • Various packaging improvements