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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?

4 thoughts on - Locked Version Repos

  • 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.

  • Thanks, but those seem to only be related to making a local mirror and keeping it in sync, not with handling separate repos for different systems, or helping you promote new packages through devel and production.

    ================================================Steven Barre, RHCE
    steven@realestatewebmasters.com

    Systems Administrator Real Estate Webmasters – 250-753-9893
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  • 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.

    https://pulp.readthedocs.org/en/2.6-release/user-guide/admin-client/repositories.html#copy-between-repositories

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

    ================================================Steven Barre, RHCE
    steven@realestatewebmasters.com

    Systems Administrator Real Estate Webmasters – 250-753-9893
    =================================================

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