- Added support for trusted external fact data.
- Added the ability to exclude resources from the coverage report calculations using a regular expression.
(See documentation for an example.
have_unique_values_for_all matcher to assert a specific resource parameter value is unique across
the entire catalogue.
- Added ability to customize module-layer Hiera configuration via new settings. See
documentation for details.
RSpec::Puppet::Cache now evicts least recently used entries when it reaches max size.
rspec-puppet’s implementation of
match_manifests will no longer look in
init.pp for class
declarations if a manifest file exactly matching the class name exists.
- Resolved compatibility issues with Ruby 2.7.x and added Ruby 2.7.x to the test matrix.
- Resolved issues calculating coverage and reporting results when there are 0 tested resources.
- Resolved compatibility issue with
- Fix issues with removal of
default_env method in Puppet 6.17.0.
This release had unintended breaking changes and was withdrawn.
- Fix cross-platform testing for Puppet >= 6.9.0 when there is no
- Fix the support for rspec-expectations >= 3.8.5.
- Remove the rspec-expectations dependency limit introduced in 2.7.6.
- Limit rspec-expectations dependency to < 3.8.5 due to an incompatible
- Minor refactor to prevent the fix introduced in 2.7.4 from raising
a deprecation warning on latest RSpec.
- Fix the resource coverage test so that rspec will exit non-zero if the
desired coverage is not met.
- Puppet 6 deferred functions are now evaluated and resolved as part of the
catalogue compilation process.
- If running with parallel_tests, the resources that are filtered out of the
resource coverage report are now taken into account when merging the final
report, fixing false negative results that can occur.
- Reverted the change introduced in 2.7.0 that reencoded resource parameter
values to modify their line endings.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the platform pretending/stubbing logic from being
temporarily disabled when loading Ruby code.
- Official Puppet 6 support added.
- When testing resource parameter values, the values received from Puppet are
now reencoded before testing to ensure that the line endings (if present)
match the platform being tested.
basemodulepath settings (introduced in Puppet 6) are
now configurable in rspec-puppet.
- Added a Puppet 6.x adapter so that rspec-puppet does not try to set removed
Puppet settings (specifically
trusted_server_facts) when running tests
against the upcoming Puppet 6.0.0 release.
- If present,
Win32::Dir will be used to managed the fixtures directory
junction on Windows as the builtin
File module does not have complete
support for directory junctions on Ruby <= 2.1.
- Resource coverage results are now exposed to the configured RSpec reporter
rather than only being printed to STDOUT.
- If running with parallel_tests, resource coverage data is stored in
per-process temp files and merged at the end of the final rspec process,
allowing for a complete coverage report to be generated when splitting
a test suite across multiple rspec processes.
- rspec-puppet no longer attempts to set the
setting on Puppet 4.0.0, as the setting was only introduced in Puppet 4.1.0.
Selinux stubbing introduced in 2.6.12 no longer assumes the use
of rspec-mocks. If rspec-mocks is not available, it will fall back to mocha
and finally fall back to doing nothing if neither is available.
Win32::TaskScheduler stubs to match the latest release of
os structured fact is now correctly treated as a Hash when determining
the platform that rspec-puppet pretends to be.
- The default resources that Puppet adds to the catalogue (
Class[Settings], etc) are now filtered out of the catalogue when using the
have_resource_count matcher, rather than simply subtracted from the
resource count. This allows the
have_resource_count matcher to be used on
subsects of the catalogue (
exported_resources for example).
- When running on Windows, rspec-puppet will now convert Puppet configuration
NUL, preventing Puppet from automatically
creating directories like
C:\dev when running tests on Windows as an
- When overriding fact values, rspec-puppet will now assign the stub facts
a weight of 1000 to ensure that they override the generated fact values from
Selinux.is_selinux_enabled is now automatically stubbed to return 0 to
disable any SELinux related apply-time validation of resources.
- When testing against Puppet 3.x, rspec-puppet will now honour the
RSpec.configuration.parser value when determining the module name to set
up the fixture symlink.
- When testing for the absence of a parameter using
=> nil), this will no longer incorrectly affect the expected parameter
server_facts hash is now only built if
true. Previously, this was
always built but only used when enabled.
- Replaced deprecated
File.exists? calls in
File.exist?, which behaves much more reliably in respect to symlinks.
- Stubbed out
Puppet::Util::Windows::Security.supports_acl? when compiling
the catalogue as this check only make sense when applying the resources to
a host and prevents testing Windows File resources on non-Windows hosts.
- The cached default provider for native types is now reset before compiling
a new catalogue.
- Resource titles that contain single quotes are now rendered correctly,
allowing them to be tested.
- When pretending to be a different platform, the methods in
Puppet::Util::Platform are now stubbed after the catalogue has been
compiled, allowing path related logic in custom facts to behave as expected.
- A mock version of
Win32::TaskScheduler has been added to rspec-puppet.
This will be loaded when running rspec-puppet on a non-Windows host in order
to allow testing of catalogues containing Scheduled_task resources.
- Stubbed out the
manages_symlinks feature on
Puppet::Type::File::ProviderWindows as this can only be evaluated at apply
time and prevents testing Windows File resources that manage symlinks on
- Fixed unhandled exception when testing resource parameters where the
expected value is an Array or a Hash and the actual value is a different
- A mock version of
Win32::Registry has been added to rspec-puppet. This
will be loaded when running rspec-puppet on a non-Windows host in order to
allow testing of catalogues that contain Exec resources that use the
powershell provider from the
- Fixed a case where the order in which tests are run can cause a resource
that is being tested to be falsely reported as untested in the coverage
- The tests for the
compile matcher have been updated to support the new
error message format introduced in Puppet 5.3.4.
- The builtin
$server_facts hash is now populated on versions of Puppet that
support it (Puppet >= 4.3). This is not currently enabled by default, but
can be enabled by setting
$facts['os']['name'] are now checked when
determining if rspec-puppet needs to pretend to be running on a different
platform (previously only
$facts['osfamily'] were used).
- Initialise Hiera 3 before loading any monkey patches to ensure that the
correct code is loaded for the actual platform running the tests.
- Performance regression with Puppet < 4.0.0 due to overly agressive cache
- Clarified rspec-puppet-init output when run inside a directory that does not
- An issue where the optional minimum resource coverage check would throw an
exception when the coverage wasn’t 100%.
- Fixed an issue caused by
Puppet::Util.get_env when pretending to be a
derive_node_facts_from_nodename setting added to disable the overriding of
domain facts with values derived from the node
name specified with
trusted_facts hash now accepts symbol keys, matching the behaviour of
- The modifications made to Puppet internals are now contained to rspec-puppet
examples, preventing them from bleeding out into other examples in the same
RSpec process (like Ruby unit tests).
- rspec-puppet no longer attempts to configure settings for Puppet 3.x
releases that they do not support.
- A regression that prevented environment names to be specified as a symbol.
- A regression that prevented the
environmentpath setting from taking
- Stubbed out the automatic confines created by resource providers on their
specified commands, which was preventing the correct provider from being
assigned to a resource when performing cross-platform testing.
- Facts derived from the node name now only get merged on top of the facts
let(:facts) if the
node name has been manually specified with
- Puppet 5.0.x added to the CI test matrices.
- The automatic setup code now checks for the presence of
the working directory. If not present, it assumes that rspec-puppet is
running from inside a control repo instead of a module and skips creating
spec/fixtures directory structure and link.
- A new configuration option has been added
RSpec.configuration.setup_fixtures) that controls whether rspec-puppet
will manage the
- A race condition when running rspec-puppet under parallel_tests causing
errors when creating the
- The contents of the
networking fact hash is no longer cleared when merging
in the facts derived from the node name.
- 2.6.0 introduced a change to how resource titles are rendered in the test
manifest which caused them to get rendered as double quoted strings. This
caused a failure for tests of defined types that contained
as Puppet would try and interpolate the values in the title as variable(s).
The Windows parity release. rspec-puppet now officially supports Windows. A lot
of work has been put in to support cross-platform tests, so that you can now
test your Windows manifests on *nix, and your *nix manifests on Windows.
- Puppet settings are now applied as application overrides, allowing users to
Puppet.settings directly to make changes to settings without them
getting clobbered by rspec-puppet.
- Improved support for setting up the
spec/fixtures/modules link on Windows
by using directory junctions instead of symlinks, removing the need for
- When testing for the absence of a parameter on a resource, the error message
now contains the value(s) of the parameter(s) that should be undefined.
- When testing a defined type, the defined type being tested is no longer part
of the coverage report.
- The cached catalogue will now be invalidated when hiera-puppet-helper users
- Multiple instances of a defined type can now be tested at once by providing
an array of strings with
- Explicitly specifying the type of an example group (
:type => :class) now
takes precedence over the type inferred from the spec file’s location.
- The manifest specified in
RSpec.configuration.manifest (path to
for Puppet < 4.x) is now imported if specified on Puppet >= 4.x.
- Puppet functions called when testing a Puppet function now get executed in
the same scope as parent function.
- The module is now automatically linked into
spec/fixtures/modules at the
start of the rspec-puppet run.
- CI testing of PRs on Windows via Appveyor.
- Support for setting node parameters (mocking the behaviour of an ENC or
Puppet Enterprise Console) using
- Support for injecting Puppet code at the end of the test code using
- Resource coverage reports for
- Puppet functions that take a lambda as a parameter can now be tested by
with_lambda to the
- Facts and trusted facts are now available when testing Puppet functions.
- Hiera configuration can now be specified when testing Puppet functions using
- Trusted facts (
$trusted) can now be specified in
RSpec.configuration.default_trusted_facts or by
:default is now a supported parameter value when passed in by
- Support for testing Puppet data type aliases.
- Facts generated from the node name (as set by
let(:node)) now take
precedence over the values specified in
- Only fact names will now be converted to lowercase, not the fact values.
- Matchers now support resources where the namevar has a different value to
- Resources created outside of the module being tested by functions like
ensure_package are no longer present in the coverage
report from Puppet 4.6 onwards.
- Guards have been put in place to prevent the possibility of rspec-puppet
getting stuck in an infinite recursion when testing the relationships
- A full
spec/spec_helper.rb file is now written out by
to fix the
fixture_path issue on new modules.
- The namevar of a resources is no longer taken into account when testing the
exact parameters of the resource with
- Minimum resource coverage check for RSpec <= 3.2.
- Resource parameters that take a hash as their value will no longer have that
hash converted into an array.
- Testing the value of a parameter with a Proc that returns
nil now works as
- When testing Puppet functions, the function name is no longer automatically
coverted to lowercase.
- The value of
$::environment is now forced to be a string as expected for
Puppet 4.0 - 4.3.
- app_management is no longer enabled by rspec-puppet for Puppet >= 5.0 as it
is already enabled by default.
- Failing to provide parameters when testing an application now raises the
correct exception (
- Ruby symbols in nested hashes or arrays are now converted into strings when
passed in by
- Namespaced resources are now correctly capitalised when being added to the
resource coverage filter.
Headline features are app management, nested hashes in params, and testing for
Thanks to everyone who contributed: Leo Arnold, Matt Schuchard, and Si Wilkins.
- Updates to the README
- Improved Gemfile to work with older versions of Ruby
- Added support for app management testing
- Added support for nested hashes in params
- Added support for testing Puppet 4.x “internal” functions
- Link functions and types into test dir on setup
- Increased test coverage
This release now supports testing exported resources in the same way that
normal resources in the catalogue are tested. Access them in your examples
exported_resources. See “Testing Exported Resources” in the README for
Thanks to Adrien Thebo, Arthur Gautier, Brett Gray and Nicholas Hinds, as well
as all the folks helping out on github for the contributions to this release.
- Pulled a lot of the version specific code into separate classes to reduce
complexity and enable easier maintenance going forward.
- Added support for colon separated module_path and environmentpath values
- Added support for setting a minimum threshold for the code coverage test
- Added code to reinitialise Puppet before each example in order to ensure
a consistent test environment.
Properly fix yesterday’s issue by unsharing the cache key before passing the
data to Puppet. This also contains a new test matrix to avoid missing
a half-baked fix.
A quick workaround to re-enable testing with the recently released Puppet 3.8.5
and the soon to be released Puppet 4.3.2. See PUP-5743 for the gritty details.
Upgrade to this version if you hit the “undefined method `resource’ for
rspec-puppet now supports testing custom types,
:undef values in params,
structured facts, and checks resource dependencies recursively.
The settings in
manifest are now respected throughout the
code base. The former default for
dropped to avoid accidentally poisoning the test environment with unrelated
To reduce the maintenance overhead of boilerplate code, rspec-puppet now
provides some of the code that rspec-puppet-init deployed in helper files that
you can just
This release also reduces memory usage on bigger testsuites drastically by
reducing the caching of compiled catalogues.
Thanks to Adrien Thebo, Alex Harvey, Brian, Dan Bode, Dominic Cleal, Javier
Palacios, Jeff McCune, Jordan Moldow, Peter van Zetten, Raphael Pinson, Simon
Kohlmeyer, and Tristan Colgate for their contibutions to this release.
- Limit the catalogue cache to 16 entries. Significant memory savings and
reduced runtime were observed in testing this.
- Prevent Puppet 3.x _timestamp fact from invalidating the cache.
- Extracted catalogue cache from RSpec::Puppet::Support.
- Updates README to use the rspec 3 expect syntax, and additional
contain_file(...).with_content(...) will now only show the diff and not
the full contents of the file.
- Custom type testing example group and matcher
- before/require/subscribe/notify checking now searches recursively through
File[a] -> File[b] -> File[c] is now matched by
contain_file('a').that_comes_before('File[c]'), whereas earlier versions
would have missed that.
- Support structured facts with keys as symbols or strings
- rspec-puppet-init now creates smaller files, using rspec-puppet helpers,
instead of pasting code into the module.
- Added a list of related projects to the README.
compile.and_raise_error now correctly considers successful compilation an
module_path can now contain multiple entries and rspec-puppet
will configure Puppet to load code from all of them.
- Support running with rspec 2.99 again
- Non-class resources are now covered by the coverage code
- Autorequires checking doesn’t abort on “undefined method `’ for
- Improved documentation for hiera integration, added example spec
- Document the
- Added setting for ordering, strict_variables, stringify_facts, and
- Exposed the scope in function example groups.
- rspec-puppet-init now works with Puppet 4
- Several fixes and enhancements for the
- Recompile the catalogue when the hiera config changes
- Puppet 4 support
- Ability to set
environment with a let block
- Better function failure messages
- Filter fixtures out of coverage reports
- Fix functions accidentally modifying rspec function arguments
- Restructured TravisCI matrix (NB: Puppet 2.6 is no longer tested)
- Allow RSpec 2 to still be used
subject is now a lambda to enable catching of compilation failures.
- Ability to use RSpec 3
- Hiera integration
- Coverage reports
- Ability to test on the future parser
- Function tests now have access to the catalogue
- Add array of references support to the relationship matchers
- Better error messages and handling for parameters (
nil and friends) and
- Fixed bug where under certain circumstances a newline isn’t added after the
pre_condition, causing the catalogue compilation to fail.
- When comparing parameter values, munge the actual value into an array if the
expected value is an array with a single item.
- Added support for setting
confdir inside the
- Added support for checking if all the dependencies in the graph have been met
- Added support for passing values to
- Added matcher to count the number of resources in the catalogue of
a particular type
- Function matcher now checks if the specified error has been thrown
only_with chain to the
contain_* matchers to check if the resource
only has the specified parameters.
- Manifest matchers (
contain_*, etc.) are now available when testing
- Added support for passing Procs to
.and_return(false) when testing functions
- Removed the deprecated
compile matcher to check if the manifest compiles without any
- Improved the Rakefile generated by
- Fixed bug where RSpec fails when passed nil pre_condition
- Added heira support
- Removed the dependency on puppetlabs_spec_helper
- Added implementation agnostic relationship matchers
- Puppet 3.2.x support
- Puppet 3.3.x support
- Improved matching of parameter values, now supports complex data types
- Fixed bug where RSpec fails when testing a define without specifying
include_class matcher in favour of
- Allow an array of pre_conditions
object name is a symbol error when a test on a function fails
- Puppet 3.1.x support
- Improved catalogue caching for faster testing on the same compiled catalogue
- Add support for pre_condition when testing functions
- Fix bug when specifying a array with a single value as a parameter
- Add support for testing the catalogue of a node
- Add Puppet[:config] as a supported option
- Add rspec-puppet-init helper script
- Chained methods added to description of contain_* matcher
- Add support for Ruby 1.9.x
- Add ‘with’ and ‘without’ chains to the ‘contain_’ matcher to support
testing multiple parameters by supplying a Hash.
- Add support for passing regular expressions to ‘with_’ and ‘without_’
- Add support for testing Puppet functions
- Add support for setting custom ‘manifestdir’, ‘manifest’ and ‘templatedir’
Puppet config values
- Provide a default ‘domain’ fact
- Add support for fact names as Symbols
- Add ‘without_*’ chain to the ‘contain_*’ matcher to test for the absence
- Remove Faces API call for Puppet 2.7.x
- Remove quotes from resource references
- Fix 0.0.4 release (incorrect tag pushed for 0.0.4 release)
- DRY up catalogue compilation
- Add support for ‘pre_condition’ to allow the specification of external
dependencies for classes and defines
- Provide default ‘hostname’ and ‘fqdn’ facts
- Change generic resource matcher to support ‘contain_’ as well as ‘create_’
- Support ‘__’ for resources/classes that contain ‘::’