[Spacewalk-devel] Split of spacewalk yum repo?

Jesus M. Rodriguez jmrodri at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 12:01:36 EDT 2009

2009/9/8 Dennis Gilmore <dennis at ausil.us>:
> On Friday 04 September 2009 07:33:36 am Miroslav Suchý wrote:
>> Today, we have both Spacewalk (and proxy) packages together in one repo
>> with client packages.
>> If somebody will install Spacewalk on RHEL he will get as side effect
>> all those client packages (rhnlib, yum-rhn-plugin, rhn-client-tools),
>> which will get him to unsupported state.
>> I'm not sure if this is what we wanted. In fast, we probably do not want
>> this.
>> I suggest to split yum repo to two parts. One is Spacewalk and Proxy.
>> Second is client tools.
>> Do you agree? Do you disagree? Any comments?
> We cant easily do this. Without creating a maintenance headache for ourselves.
> mash grabs all the packages from a koji tag and puts them into a repo.  taking
> into account inheritance.
> To implement this we would need to setup additional tags inheriting  from the
> build tags and then we would need to block all of the packages we dont want in
> the mashed repos. if any sub rpms are split across repos we cant do that.
> Keeping in mind we should be getting everything into Fedora/EPEL so that the
> koji we use can go away remember its only a temporary setup. This is alot of
> extra work for little gain.   the blocking of packages would need to happen on
> each and every version bump of spacewalk.  our best bet is likely to block the
> packages that are shipped in RHEL so we do not build our own version and make
> sure that CentOS ships them. and continue with our single repo.

It sounds like a nightmare on the koji side. So what is it that we're
trying to resolve
with this change? I know from a user's point of view it makes sense to
see a client and a server repo. But what pain is really being caused
with the current setup?

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