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

Wed Feb 10 23:41:07 UTC 2010
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>


On 10/02/10 21:55, Dag Wieers wrote:
> Could we please wait to hear this confirmed by someone from the Spacewalk 
> development community ? You may or may not know that what Red Hat ships 
> and is called Red Hat Network Satellite, is in fact using spacewalk 
> packages, and a seperate RHN package that rebrands Spacewalk.

This is sort of my concern as well. But then I dont use spacewalk and
would really like to hear from Miroslav once on the issue.

> In my opinion, if CentOS wants to be compatible with RHEL, it needs to be 
> compatible even in the parts that may or may not be useful to its users. 

sure, but then the reason why rhn tools were taken out of the distro in
CentOS-3, 4 and 5 is not because its not useful to the users, its
because it can and did cause real issues to the users and to Red Hat.
There were instances were anecdotal evidence suggested hundreds of
thousands of people hitting rhn who didnt even have a rhel install.

However, given that those issues can be addressed and the rhn tools in
centos can be patched against the 'concerns' I'm quite happy to consider
putting them back in if it helps people with spacewalk ( and potentially
other tools )

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