[CentOS] Locked version repos

Mon Apr 13 19:28:25 UTC 2015
Steven Barre <steven at realestatewebmasters.com>

Katello seems to be a web front end for Pulp (and the upstream for the 
new RH Satellite server). It seems to lack some of the power of using 
just Pulp.

Do you have any directions on how to achieve what I want with Pulp? 
Looks like I'd first make a repo to sync all the stuff I want, then make 
secondary repos and copy from the main into them to make my locked repos.


Is there any way to diff two repos to see whats new?

Steven Barre, RHCE
steven at realestatewebmasters.com

Systems Administrator
Real Estate Webmasters - 250-753-9893

On 2015-04-10 19:07, Jonathan Billings wrote:
> 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
>> CentOS
>> 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
>> each
>> 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
>> to
>> 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.