[Pulp-list] Community Release 14 (patched)

Jeff Ortel jortel at redhat.com
Tue Jul 19 16:13:34 UTC 2011

Pulp 0.206 release 2 has been pushed into the Pulp release repo for CR14.  It contains 
critical patches for bug: 721021.  Users how have already installed CR14 and are having 
issues related to this bug should upgrade the pulp package and restart httpd.

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=721021

On 07/14/2011 09:31 AM, Jeff Ortel wrote:
> Pulp Community Release 14 is available.
> Builds:
> Pulp: 0.206
> Grinder: 0.105
> Gofer: 0.42
> Release Notes:
> * Run 'pulp-migrate' up upgrade DB.
> * Added support for custom metadata:
> - Ability to add Metadata to pulp repositories via API and CLI.
> - Ability to list Metadata info in a pulp repositories via API and CLI.
> - Ability to download Metadata files by type from a pulp repositories via API and CLI.
> - Repo syncs should automatically sync down any custom Metadata
> - Repo cloning should get the custom metadata from its parent/origin
> - metadata call have been renamed to generate_metadata
> - generate_metadata has been revamed to account for any mdtype in yum repodata
> * New option --preserve_metadata on repo create if a repo needs to act as a mirror
> and keep the downloaded metadata intact.
> * We've known for a while that we've been pushing our luck using both mod_wsgi and
> mod_python. As of this release, we've removed the dependency on mod_python, which was
> previously used for our repository authentication. The caveat is that the current mod_wsgi
> version doesn't support access to the client's SSL certificate, which we need. To get
> around this, we're building a patched version of mod_wsgi (mod_wsgi-3.2-3.sslpatch) which
> is available in our repository. The Pulp RPMs have a dependency on this version and should
> upgrade it automatically for you.
> * Added the infrastructure to support union and intersection for queries that specify more
> than one parameter. Support for this has been added to repository-related queries and will
> be extended across the rest of Pulp in the future.
> * Errata search has been enhanced to provide queries based on CVE and BZ number.
> * Various enhancements were made to our LDAP Support (Contributor: Chris St. Pierre). See
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=712859#c3.
> * Pulp's sync library, Grinder, now uses a process-based approach instead of thread-based
> to correct a number of concurrency issues dealing with the underlying security libraries.
> * Pulp's QPID-based agent framework and messaging lib now contains a workaround for
> python-qpid (driver) concurrency issues. This mitigates most of the QPID issues we've been
> seeing excluding those involving the use of the qpid message store (discontinued for pulp)
> and those related to VPN reset between broker and clients.
> * 30 bug fixes, accessible through query
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?target_release=Sprint%2025&query_format=advanced&bug_status=MODIFIED&bug_status=ON_DEV&bug_status=ON_QA&bug_status=VERIFIED&product=Pulp&classification=Community).
> * Special thanks to Chris St. Pierre for his contributions to Pulp. In addition to
> feedback on usage and direction for the product, he submitted a number of patches to the
> Pulp team. Beefy patches too, not just fixing a typo here or there, but things like
> significant fixes to our LDAP support.
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