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Puppet sometimes can't find standard facts like osfamily

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http://serverfault.com – Quick brief - for testing purpose, I installed puppet agent on 5 nodes (Debian Squeeze + puppet 2.7.20-1puppetlabs1), and puppet master on 1 server (same version). On puppetmaster side in every manifest I check if $::osfamily == 'Debian'. Sometimes I also use $::fqdn, and check if it's not empty. The problem is that every day on random hours I get mail from puppetmaster that he can't compile catalog for one of nodes. For example: Fri Jan 18 19:18:24 +0100 2013 Puppet (err): Could not retrieve catalog from remote server: Error 400 on SERVER: Not supported osfamily at /etc/puppet/modules/syst (HowTos)