Archive for December, 2011

Spacewalk, Repos and generic insanity.

So I’ve been building a spacewalk server. While the documentation is quite good, some of it can be lacking in specifics.
What I mean is, while you can combine repos into one channel weird things start happening. For example I wanted to make one channel for all my Centos boxes to use for all official Centos packages/updates.

If you do this, you get a weird channel with all the old and new packages sitting side-by-side and refusing to update each other.

Also there are two Spacewalk repos. One with the Server and it’s various┬ádependencies. The other contains utilities you will need after installing the Server. (rhn-client and the like)

Anyway I hope this helps somebody, it caused me to yell at my screen for a bit today.