[Pulp-dev] Pulp Installers team meeting minutes 2021-06-10 to 2021-07-07
mikedep333 at redhat.com
Fri Jul 9 19:18:28 UTC 2021
On Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at 5:15 AM Melanie Corr <mcorr at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hey Mike!
> Thank you for your reply!
> Ar Déar 8 Iúil 2021 ag 19:06, scríobh Mike DePaulo <mikedep333 at redhat.com
>> 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.
>>>> * set pulp_install_plugins to packages
>>>> * Set pulp_pkg_repo to your network's copy of
>>>> 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:
>>>> * 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.)
> I get you. I think we've even talked about this before. My 2c:
> I see that folks have asked and been directed several times to use the
> Foreman RPMs.
> If we are going to tell people how to do this once they ask, I think that
> we could save some frustration by having docs for this, with a heavy caveat
> that this is unofficial.
I think I should ask 2 questions of foreman, such as at the katello / pulp
1. Can we just include the default URL in pulp_installer itself rather than
in its CI?
2. Can we put it in the docs, but list it as unofficial?
>> We should follow up with Foreman about this.
>> Mike DePaulo
>> He / Him / His
>> Service Reliability Engineer, Pulp
>> Red Hat <https://www.redhat.com/>
>> IM: mikedep333
>> GPG: 51745404
> Melanie Corr, RHCE
> Community Manager
> Red Hat <https://www.redhat.com>
> Remote, Ireland
> mcorr at redhat.com
> M: +353857774436 IM: mcorr
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