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

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Wed Jan 20 19:06:21 UTC 2010


Hi Miroslav,

> severals users of Spacewalk [1] reported that Spacewalk client tools are
> removed [2] from CentOS (they are present in RHEL).
>
> It's about packages:
>  rhn-check
>  rhn-client-tools
>  rhnlib
>  rhnsd
>  rhn-setup
>  rhn-setup-gnome
>  yum-rhn-plugin
>
> I dig up in history [3] and find that the reason was probably reference
> to rhn.redhat.com. Since current Spacewalk (default) configuration
> should not hit rhn.redhat.com I'm curious if those packages can be put
> back to CentOS?
> Or is some other reason behind removal of those packages?

I guess the only good reason was because they where not necessary (nor
useful) on CentOS in the past. Karan, could we put them in?

If needed, I could do build and QA on that.

Best Regards
Marcus


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