[CentOS] Locked version repos

Sat Apr 11 02:07:54 UTC 2015
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On April 10, 2015 7:45:00 PM EDT, Steven Barre <steven at realestatewebmasters.com> wrote:
>Hello Everyone
>I'm looking into the best way to have locked version repos for my
>systems. The systems are all set up with Chef and have a couple 
>different recopies/roles. I'd like to have locked version repos for
>role with tested RPMs. Then perhaps quarterly apply any updates. It 
>would be nice to have something showing which updates are available for
>these locked repos. I'd also want to be able to just push single update
>RPMs into the repo (think heartbleed)
>I've had a look at spacewalk and katello, but they seem a bit 
>complicated. Katello seems closer to what I'm looking for with its 
>versioned "Content Views", but I don't see how I could selectively 
>include some new packages in it. It seems like it only handles making 
>new snapshots of the underlying repos.
>Maybe I'd be better off just setting up some repos on a web server and 
>manually adding packages? I'd probably want a way to symlink packages
>prevent disk bloat.
>What are other people doing out there?

Check out Pulp (pulpproject.org).  Its the underlying technology used in the next version of Red Hat Satellite, and it has the features you describe.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>