[Pulp-list] Fwd: Info for new Pulp user

Ina Panova ipanova at redhat.com
Tue Nov 20 12:01:36 UTC 2018

Hi Adrian,

For the basic setup and config of the components you can use Ansible
installer which will do the things for you [0].
Otherwise there is a separate section for the configuration [1].
I encourage you to reach pulp-list and/or our irc channel #pulp with such
questions since there are more people who could help you.

Note that pulp3 is still in development phase and soon we have scheduled
Pulp RPM beta plugin release so you can go and try it.

Depending on how fast you want to use pulp in production and on the set of
needed features you might consider to use a stable pulp2 version [2].

Let me know if that was helpful.

[2] https://pulpproject.org/docs/#current-stable

Ina Panova
Software Engineer| Pulp| Red Hat Inc.

"Do not go where the path may lead,
 go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Adrian Nakon <a_p_nakon at hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: Info for new Pulp user
To: Ina Panova <ipanova at redhat.com>

Hi Ina,

Sorry to bother you but I think I'm going to be needing your help with Pulp

I have tried to install it from the Docs but to be honest some of the
documentation isn't very clear
and I'm a bit lost.

Once the documentation starts getting to Step 4 of :

The wheels came off for me - since I have no prior Pulp experience and
don't know Django, etc.
For example, the 'secret_key' part - it's not all all clear what I should
be doing with this.
Also in regards to setting up Postgres for Pulp I had the same issues.

If you have any clearer Doco hanging around that would be great since I
need to do a large amount of
Linux patching and am very keen to give Pulp a go (it looks like it has a
great deal of promise).
Thanks Ina - really appreciate your help,




On 10/08/2018 12:32 AM, Ina Panova wrote:

Hi Adrian,

thanks for reaching us.

I do think that pulp can cover the needs stated in your email.
If you plan to upload patchsets into pulp yum repos, then from patchfile an
srpm/rpm needs to be built first.

Once you publish pulp yum repo, the content can be served and consumed.

On the client machine you'd need to modify yum config so it would include
the URL from which the content is being served.
Then them yum/dnf client should do the job for you.

Here are some quickstart and recipes which should give you some overview of
the workflow and terminology:


Feel free to reach us on the freenode channel #pulp or drop an email to
pulp-list at redhat.com whenever you have issues or questions.

I will add our community pulp-list to this thread so more people can help
or share their knowledge and experience.

Let me know if you have further questions!


Ina Panova
Software Engineer| Pulp| Red Hat Inc.

"Do not go where the path may lead,
 go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 9:08 AM, Adrian Nakon <a_p_nakon at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ina,
> My name is Adrian Nakon and with a lot of interest I've taking a look at
> 'pulp'.
> What I'm wanting to do is use 'pulp' to help me create yum repos that
> contain Linux patchsets -
> the idea being that I can add particular patches to the 'pulp' repos I
> create and then use those repos
> to drive patching work.
> I've been looking at the 'pulp' doco online but there are still many
> questions for me that are left unanswered.
> As a newbie to 'pulp', I'd be very grateful if you could please point me
> to doco for 'pulp' newbies.
> For example, one thing that intrigues me is how would I use yum on a
> client machine to use a 'pulp' repo as
> a base for it's RPMs that need to be applied?  Or have I misunderstood
> and 'pulp' doesn't work that way?
> Anyway, many thanks Ina for your time - really appreciate it.  :)
> Cheers,
> Adrian.
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