[et-mgmt-tools] [ANNOUNCE] Cobbler 0.6.2 (pre) release

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Wed Sep 26 16:30:07 UTC 2007

Hennessey Daniel wrote:
> Hey!
> I have upgraded my cobbler installation but I seem to be having some
> selinux problems when trying to use the shiny, new webUI. It appears
> that the cobbler CGI script which runs as context "httpd_sys_script_t"
> is trying to write to the cobbler logfile
> "/var/log/cobbler/cobblerd.log" which has a context of "var_log_t".
> Can anybody tell me how to get around this problem (preferably without
> disabling selinux)?
> Cheers in advance.
> Dan
It shouldn't be writting to that log file, but instead 
/var/log/cobbler/wui.log. That's probably
where you are seeing the SELinux error.

I've been told I should move the logfile to 
/var/log/httpd/cobbler_wui.log and that seems like it will
solve the problem.

Until then, you could try running audit2allow or the equivalent...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: et-mgmt-tools-bounces at redhat.com
> [mailto:et-mgmt-tools-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Michael DeHaan
> Sent: 25 September 2007 23:48
> To: 'et-mgmt-tools at redhat.com'
> Subject: [et-mgmt-tools] [ANNOUNCE] Cobbler 0.6.2 (pre) release
> It's new Cobbler & koan time.
> The new feature this time is the Cobbler Web UI, for which I have to 
> give a big hand to Al Tobey for coding up a *massive* chunk of it. The
> WUI recently gained the ability to edit kickstart files and is 
> really shiny (IMHO) at this point.   While the rest of cobbler we'll
> consider "stable", the Web UI component should be considered a "beta" 
> just for this 1st release.  Definitely help test it out though,
> and report back your findings/ideas/comments.   If you or fellow admins 
> need to make tweaks from time to time and need a better
> way of visualizing your provisioning configuration, the WebUI is 
> probably for you.
> As mentioned before, the setup instructions are on the Wiki, so just 
> follow these steps once things are installed:
> https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/cobbler/wiki/CobblerWebUi
> Unless you've been requesting a feature (in which case, it probably was 
> added), the other changes are relatively minor
> and you might not notice them.  I've sent emails out about most of them 
> already.   One thing admins should note is that
> /var/lib/cobbler/settings is finally packaged as a config file, so 
> you'll get an "rpmnew" for the new settings.  That will
> be moved into /etc probably in the next release and all will be right 
> with config files :)
> So ... I'm uploading the 0.6.2 RPM's today for folks to have a chance to
> try things out before pushing to the mirrors on Friday.
> http://cobbler.et.redhat.com/download/cobbler-0.6.2-1.src.rpm
> http://cobbler.et.redhat.com/download/koan-0.6.2-1.src.rpm
> FYI -- The changelogs might look rather long, though it's been about a 
> month since the last release and lots of folks have been
> working off the source-control versions.   So things are rather well 
> tested...
> For Cobbler:
> - cobbler repo auto-add to discover yum repos automatically  (requires a
> rather new yum)
> - fix bug that allows empty mac addresses (None) in dhcpd.conf
> - kickstarts automatically save kickstart file used to /root/cobbler.ks
> - allow multiple (comma-seperated) values for --virt-size
> - removed deprecated 'enchant' function (use SSH and koan instead)
> - cleanup of a few unused settings
> - allow for serialization modules to be selected in 
> /etc/cobbler/modules.conf
> - patch to allow for reposync of specific repos, even if not set to
> update
> - added --dhcp-tag section for better DHCP customization (esp with 
> multiple subnets)
> - added Apache proxying around XMLRPC port for wider network access
> - refactor XMLRPC API and establish a read-write API
> - allow for configuring of read-write XMLRPC users in
> /etc/cobbler/auth.conf
> - WebUI
> - packaged /var/lib/cobbler/settings as a config file
> - added BuildRequires to help build on other platforms
> - relocate cgi-bin files to cgi-bin/cobbler for namespacing
> - fix syslog logging for systems not in the cobbler DB.
> For koan
> - Allow for multiple values (comma seperated) to --virt-path
> - Allow for multiple virt file sizes
> - Refactoring around the virt bits
> - Remove legacy sys.path hack as enchant has been removed (just use SSH)
> - Try port 80 proxied XMLRPC by default (first) before trying 25151
> As usual, a huge thanks to everyone who submitted patches, emails, or 
> hangs out in #cobbler.  
> --Michael
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