[CentOS-devel] Why are Spacewalk packages removed from CentOS?

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Thu Feb 11 14:54:28 UTC 2010


Hi,

>> But it can impact people outside of the Spacewalk community if RHEL and
>> CentOS are different.
>
> Dag is right, but a _possible_ solution for this would be creating
> SpaceWalk packages suitable for CentOS and keep it in a different
> repository so that people who really want/need to use SpaceWalk on
> CentOS can do it.

These packages are already available in a 'different repository' as
they are part of the Spacewalk repo. If you need to register a system
to Spacewalk you can easily create a simple scripts that adds the
necessary repo, downloads the packages, registers the system and
disables all yum repos but the rhn-plugin.

>From CentOS perspective, leaving these packages out is not the worst choice.

Best Regards
Marcus


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