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] On Behalf Of Tim Bielawa
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 1:18 PM
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Subject: [Pulp-list] Creating RHEL 5 compatible yum repositories
Prelude: This is in response to BZ1042208 , "rpm metadata ignores --checksum-type from repository"
Has anyone else experienced issues/victories using pulp 2.1+ to create YUM repositories which are compatible with RHEL 5?
Specifically, I am referring to pulp setting/not setting the checksum type of a newly created repository correctly?
I have a large number of RHEL 5 boxen to maintain and when we migrated to Pulp 2.1 from 1.x we began seeing an issue where:
> pulp-admin ... rpm repo create --checksum-type sha ...
does not honor the '--checksum-type' option , and instead creates all new repositories of type SHA256. This causes a backwards compatibility issue with our RHEL 5 boxes who only support the SHA checksum type.
I am aware of the python-hashlib package, and have verified that installing it successfully allows RHEL 5 boxen to consume repositories of the SHA256 checksum type. However, IMHO this is a non-obvious work around, and not a change I (or other system administrators) can potentially make across my entire RHEL 5 infrastructure without a lot of coordination and approvals.
Thanks for any advice!
Tim Bielawa, Senior Release Engineer/Scribe, Inception Why Should I Care What Color the Bikeshed Is? http://bikeshed.com/919.332.6411
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