[Spacewalk-list] Debian support in Spacewalk

Lukáš Ďurfina lukas.durfina at gmail.com
Mon May 24 08:40:29 UTC 2010


   I have finished my thesis: Native Support for DEB Packages in Spacewalk
Text of the thesis is available on  

The tools for clients can be downloaded from  
(packages for Ubuntu were not tested, but I suppose they are OK).
I have to mention, that the packages can be unstable so it is better to  
try them in some
testing enviroment.

All the patches are included in the night build of Spacewalk.

In the chapter Testing in thesis you can see features, which should be  
working correctly:
   - registration of client
   - distribution of configuration file
   - remote command
   - removing the package
   - uploading DEB package to Spacewalk

Unfortunately the clients are not able to get these packages from  
Spacewalk (this would require some modification of APT as some plugin or  
this feature should be first aim in the next work, but probably I will not  
have time for that, if there is someone with knowledge about APT
plugins and want to try to do it, he can contact me.


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