Well, I’ve created a RHEL 4 channel on my spacewalk server and
rhnpush’ed the RPM’s into it, so that part is all set. I guess the next step
is to get the yum client working on the RHEL 4 client
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On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Wojtak, Greg <GregWojtak quickenloans com>
Is there any documentation anywhere to setup RHEL 4 servers as spacewalk
clients to get their updates? How is this handled when yum was introduced
to RHEL in version 5?
I've not tried this personally but I think you can use yum from CentOS 4.
There are some instructions here:
I don't know if this will be able talk directly to RHN successfully, I suspect
not. So having thought about this before, what I imagine might work is
if you use mrepo to generate a system id for RHEL 4, register this with RHN (so
you'd need an extra spare paid for subscription) and then use mrepo with the
RHEL 4 system id to pull the rpms from RHN and create a local RHEL 4 yum repo
mirror. From there I think you should be able to rhn-push this repo into
a Spacewalk channel.
It's something I've thought about trying myself so we can centrally manage a
mix of RHEL 4 and 5 systems from Spacewalk here, but don't have time to do at
the moment. If you get it working I'd be interested to know.