[Pulp-dev] Pulp Installers team meeting minutes 2021-06-10 to 2021-07-07

Mike DePaulo mikedep333 at redhat.com
Thu Jul 8 18:06:05 UTC 2021

On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 12:29 PM Melanie Corr <mcorr at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hey Mike
> Ar Déar 8 Iúil 2021 ag 16:36, scríobh Mike DePaulo <mikedep333 at redhat.com
> >:
>> It looks like I haven't sent multiple previous minutes, so here is the
>> last several:
>> ## Jul 14 Agenda
>> * 2 user requests for offline installation
>>     * My IRC explanation
>>         * For a disconnected install, you need to use RPMs (install from
>> a yum a mirror of pulp) rather than installing from pip packages, and you
>> need to add offline copies of repos to the system yourself beforehand.
>>         *
>> https://pulp-installer.readthedocs.io/en/latest/roles/pulp_common/#role-variables-if-installing-from-rpms
>>             * set pulp_install_plugins to packages
>>             * Set pulp_pkg_repo to your network's copy of
>> https://yum.theforeman.org/pulpcore/3.7/el{{
>> ansible_distribution_major_version }}/$basearch/
>>             * Add the other repos like the centos software collection
>> (that it tried to add) manually before running the installer.
>>             * You also need to modify the files under /etc/yum.repos.d/
>> that got added by the packages centos-release-scl-rh and centos-release-scl
>> so that they are disabled, and your network's mirror is used instead.
>>         * I've been meaning to implement a better alternative to #4:
>> https://pulp.plan.io/issues/8701
>>         * Also, this requires CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 or CentOS 8 / RHEL 8.
>> Because RPM packages only exist for them (and they are actually provided by
>> our sister project Foreman, and they do not make every plugin available.)
>> Will you add these steps also to the docs?
> Whoops, those are notes for the upcoming meeting next week.

We will discuss those steps, and whether to document them, then.

It's not straightforward because the Foreman RPMs are not officially for
Pulp's use cases, only Foreman's single use case. In the past, we've
avoided advertising the RPMs, and we do not have the URL in the installer
itself (as the default variable value.)

We should follow up with Foreman about this.



Mike DePaulo

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Service Reliability Engineer, Pulp

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