CFEngine 3.7.6 released!

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13 Sep 2017

We’re happy to announce that CFEngine 3.7.6 is released!

With 3.7 being a stable LTS branch, 3.7.6 brings bug fixes and stability
enhancements to the CFEngine customers and community.

Looking at the CFEngine release schedule, we can see:

  • 3.7 LTS is maintained (and supported for enterprise customers) until July 17th 2018.
  • 3.10 LTS is maintained (and supported for enterprise customers) until December 27th 2019.

If you are planning to contribute feature to the next feature release (thank you!), please note that we wold need the pull requests ready for merging by the end of September for incorporation into 3.12. If you are planning to contribute fixes to 3.10 or 3.7 LTS please note that we would need the pull requests ready for merging by the end of September for incorporation into 3.7.7 and 3.10.3.

RPM packages now respect the chkconfig specified state when stopping a service. Now if the cfengine3 service is off for runlevel 2 the cfengine services are stopped when you switch to runlevel 2. cf-monitord now correctly detects the usernames for processes on AIX. Classification when running under the Xen Hypervisor was also fixed.

Masterfiles got fixes to the apt_get package module so that it works correctly when more than one source repository contains the package. Masterfiles also saw the addition of oslevel (on AIX), mailx (on Linux, Darwin, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD) to the paths bundle. The prunetree bundle was added to the standard library making it easier to recursively delete files and directories up to a specified depth older than a specified number of days.

Enterprise gets bug fixes related to exporting reports and sharing host categorization views and reports. Additionally when hostnames are displayed in reports they now link to the individual host info page and usernames are now allowed to contain dots (.). Masterfiles now ensures the postrgres log file is rotated. The verbosity of some maintenance policy was increased and the policy to clear a build up of unreported data now includes previous_state and untracked reports.

Some Enterprise dependencies were updated:

  • Update libcurl from 7.53.1 to 7.54.1
  • Update PCRE from 8.40 to 8.41
  • Upgrade openldap from 2.4.44 to 2.4.45
  • Update PHP from 5.6.30 to 5.6.31

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

For more details on the improvements in the releases, please see the relevant ChangeLogs:


If you’re upgrading an existing CFEngine Enterprise installation, check out the
upgrade documentation for guidelines to make the process as smooth as possible.

We are happy to assist CFEngine Enterprise customers with upgrading! Please
contact CFEngine customer support to receive a fixed-price quote for upgrading your CFEngine infrastructure.

Get it!

CFEngine Enterprise packages can be downloaded here or you can take a quick spin with the CFEngine Enterprise 3.7 Vagrant environment.

Community Edition is released as source code, packages, and is available in both apt and yum package repositories — to make installation as easy as possible!

We hope you enjoy the new release, and we look forward to hearing about your experience in the CFEngine Google Group!

Nick Anderson