@gregneagle gregneagle released this Sep 18, 2017 · 129 commits to master since this release

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This is the official release of Munki 3.1, a feature update to the Munki tools.
This is the same build as Release Candidate 5.

Read more about Munki 3 here: https://github.com/munki/munki/wiki/Munki-3-Information

Major changes in the 3.1 release:

  • New bootstrapping tools and behaviors:

    • managedsoftwareupdate has two new options: --set-bootstrap-mode and --clear-bootstrap-mode
    • managedsoftwareupdate --set-bootstrap-mode creates the needed /Users/Shared/.com.googlecode.munki.checkandinstallatstartup file, and also turns off FileVault auto login (this is the automatic login to the account of the user who unlocks the FV2-encrpyted disk at boot), by setting the com.apple.loginwindow DisableFDEAutoLogin preference to True.
    • managedsoftwareupdate --clear-bootstrap-mode removes the /Users/Shared/.com.googlecode.munki.checkandinstallatstartup file and resets the com.apple.loginwindow DisableFDEAutoLogin preference to its previous value.
    • When performing a macOS upgrade (using an Install macOS.app/startosinstall), Munki uses these new mechanisms in order to effectively re-bootstrap after an OS upgrade. See 99d902b
  • Managed Software Center.app

    • Choosing "Reload page" from the Navigate menu now also triggers an update check.
    • Managed Software Center.app can now optionally show optional installs and updates that apply to macOS versions higher than the currently installed version. This can help motivate macOS upgrades, as users can see that in order to be able to get the latest version of Keynote, they must first upgrade to 10.12.x, for example. This optional behavior is enabled by setting the ManagedInstalls preference ShowOptionalInstallsForHigherOSVersions to true.
    • "Problem" updates are now displayed on the Updates page of Managed Software Center.app; these are updates that cannot be installed for some reason (the most common one being insufficient disk space) that a user might be able to remedy.
    • Faster launching of Managed Software Center.app.
  • Faster launching of MunkiStatus.app.

  • startosinstall OS upgrade pkginfo items can now contain an additional array of strings, which are added as additional options to the startosinstall binary. For example:

    <key>additional_startosinstall_options</key>
    <array>
        <string>--converttoapfs</string>
        <string>NO</string>
    </array>
  • managedsoftwareupdate has a new --show-config option, which will print Munki's configuration. This can be helpful when troubleshooting the potentially confusing interaction between different preference levels and managed preferences.

  • makecatalogs now stores icon hashes in a separate file (icons/_icon_hashes.plist) instead of in the catalogs. This enables the client to skip attempted downloads of icons if they are not listed in icons/_icon_hashes.plist, as well as only re-downloading icons if the hashes change.

  • Munki now prevents idle sleep during the check/download phase if the machine is on AC power.

  • New makecatalogs option to skip checking for installer item existence; useful if pkgs are stored elsewhere. Thanks to Yoann Gini: 04b3364

  • New move-install-to-uninstall command for manifestutil. Thanks to @poundbangbash: 0e256e0

  • Updated localizations for Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish. Thanks to all who contributed to these.

Bug fixes and other changes since the 3.0.3 release:

  • Fix for mounting fileshares in 10.13 in the command-line admin tools: e13c21e

  • Add the (presumed) default softwareupdate CatalogURL for High Sierra: e1ccdae

  • Bug fix for installed_state logic that caused some items to be displayed as 'installed' when they should have shown as 'Update available': 89e2faf

  • Fix to purge the cached softwareupdate catalog after a macOS upgrade: b6567fc

  • Update osinstaller module to handle some startosinstall output changes for High Sierra: e3e44a4

• Other tweaks to osinstaller code to ensure a reboot happens after startosinstall exits, even if we get into an unexpected state: 5471366, 2c5d2a0

munkiimport: Don't print a warning about failure to read catalogs/all for a brand-new, empty repo: c45b5e8

• Fix for a bug where installing a nopkg item that did not require a restart cleared the restart flag set by earlier items that did require a restart: eb17f85

Known issues:

  • If Managed Software Center.app is open while the munki tools are upgraded to 3.1, you may see some display "ugliness" in the Updates view. This issue goes away with a relaunch of Managed Software Center.app. See #806

  • makecatalogs in Munki 3.1 generates and stores icon hashes differently than earlier releases of Munki. If you use a 3.1+ version of makecatalogs but still have a lot of pre-3.1 Munki clients, you'll see a large number of attempts to download icons from those clients. If this is an issue you wish to avoid, use a pre-3.1 version of makecatalogs until the majority of your fleet is upgraded to Munki 3.1 or later.