On Monday, April 9, 2018 at 8:09:21 AM UTC-5, Michael Watters wrote:
> Most likely there are dependencies which would also need to be updated and 
> Redhat likes to avoid breaking things in a RHEL release.  If you really 
> need the latest version of puppet installed the packages from the official 
> repos work fine.
> On Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12:26:19 PM UTC-4, Michael Di Domenico wrote:
>> does anyone know who or how puppet gets into epel?  the packages for 
>> puppet/facter in epel are woefully out of date.

Note that RedHat has packages for Fedora up through Puppet 4.10, so it's 
not so far behind there.  Very likely one of the reasons these are not 
making it into EPEL is indeed the dependencies.  In particular, the EL6 
Ruby version is pinned at 1.8.7, which Puppet has not supported for a long 
time, and the EL7 Ruby version is pinned at 2.0.0, which is behind what 
Puppet recommends even for Puppet 4.  Since you want a more recent Ruby to 
run the latest Puppet, I'm inclined to agree that the packages from Puppet, 
Inc. are your best alternative at this point.


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