I’ve checked again and the size of /var/satellite has actually decreased. It took some time. I think spacewalk was deleting them in background. However the size of the DB remained the same.
I have a Spacewalk 1.4 running on Redhat 5.6 which manages fedora 15 clients. Apart of few workarounds with fedora 15 everything works fine. However I have a question about removing packages (or bringing down sizes of /var/satellite and /opt/oracle).
The directory /opt/oracle has grown nearly to 10GB which is 97% in my case (I run /usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync on all channels).
I tried to remove nearly 4000 packages from update repository but the size of /opt/oracle has not decreased nor the size of /var/satellite (where all packages are stored).
I thought that removing packages would bring down the size of database as well as as the size of /var/satellite. Can you tell me if there is a way to decrease the size of either database or /var/satellite?