[CentOS] Spacewalk from Redhat

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Tue Jul 1 08:10:11 UTC 2008

Maybe this will answer your question in regards to database choice (directly
from the wiki FAQ):


Spacewalk Architecture
Why do you use Oracle? Any plans for supporting other databases? 

Originally the Spacewalk code base was used as a hosted application and
Oracle was a good choice for a hosted application in 2001. Over the years
open source databases such as PostgreSQL and MySQL have improved
tremendously in terms of stability, speed, and scalability. We have not had
the resources allocated in the past to add support for an open source
database but want to do so soon. 

What if I don't have Oracle? 
See the instructions here for information about the XE version:


IOW, you can get an Oracle instance (apparently) for free to support


Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Deutschland
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Amos Shapira
Sent: Dienstag, 1. Juli 2008 09:53
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Spacewalk from Redhat

2008/7/1 Tom Lanyon <tom at netspot.com.au>:
On 01/07/2008, at 2:19 PM, Amos Shapira wrote:
2008/6/30 Bazy <bazy at goofy.celuloza.ro>:

Is anyone using Spacewalk (http://www.redhat.com/spacewalk/) on CentOS 5 or
4? What kind of hardware are you useing it on?

Do I read it right that it requires Oracle 9??
(http://tinyurl.com/6rff8l) or am I missing something?

9 or 10, I believe.

Blahh.... 9, 10, whatever - it's not free.
I'd sort of expect it to work with PostgresQL/MySQL.

"Weird choice", as the guy who works for me put it.

Thanks for the clarification.


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