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

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Fri Feb 12 23:25:04 UTC 2010


On Thu, 11 Feb 2010, Marcus Moeller wrote:

>> But we had at least one Red Hat developer here going against your advice.
>> So I'd like to hear their opinion, rather than 3 times your opinion.
>
> As far as I understood Miroslav, he agrees with me in general.

Marcus, I have a different recollection from this thread:

   http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2010-January/005307.html

And from the rest of Miroslav's responses it seems he would prefer to 
patch the original RHEL packages so that they don't hit rhn.redhat.com by 
default. In fact he provided the patch and specifically mentioned that 
most people would be using the original client with Spacewalk and not the 
newer Spacewalk tools from a secondary repository.

You can find all this in the thread above.

It seems the people that would install the (newer) spacewalk client anyway 
are the first to object the inclusion of the original RHEL RHN code, and 
they are the least affected by this change.

I am trying to understand why that is.

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