[Pulp-list] How about we just merge these core features into Cobbler?

Michael DeHaan mdehaan at redhat.com
Fri Sep 12 15:47:26 UTC 2008

Sorry for the late reply, I was looking over the pulp features list up 
on the Wiki a few weeks ago.

Serious question -- it seems the features mentioned for Pulp (other than 
interface features) are suitable to be added to Cobbler in ways that 
requires people use less tools.  I'd like to minimize duplication and 
most of the yum/RPM management stuff is already there and has been in 
use for several years.   It seems to do most of what people want with 
the exception of solid RHN mirroring (which is a complex issue, but 
perhaps solveable just by supporting Proxy in a clean way).

I think we could just add most of everything else pretty easily.   I 
take patches!

Originally I had said it would be nice to not have to maintain the yum 
repo parts in Cobbler, but they have since grown a lot more and are in 
wider use.  We have the integration with profiles already done, and can 
do things like package whitelists already.  Folks are generally 
achieving the "cloning" features through hardlinking, which we could 
aslo integrate and look at other things beyond that as needed.

Anyhow, something to think about...


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