[Spacewalk-list] advice about organizing channels and repositories

Christoph Galuschka tigalch at tigalch.org
Fri Dec 1 16:34:46 UTC 2017


Am 01.12.2017 um 15:59 schrieb Nicole Beck:
> Hi,
> I’m new to spacewalk, and I’m not sure how to organize the channels. 
>   If, for example, you are running CentOS 6.7 without spacewalk, and you 
> run “yum update”, you will end up at CentOS 6.9.  If I add spacewalk, 
> what is the best way to do that?  Do I make a centos67-base with a 
> centos67-updates child, then a centos69-base with a centos69-update 
> child, using the respective repositories (which I think are a 
> vault.centos.org and http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6.9/os/x86_64/)? 
> But then do I have to change which channel my server is subscribed to 
> from the centos67 to centos69? Or should I make a centos6 channel with 
> the child centos6-updates channel using the repositories for latest 
> minor version (http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6/os/x86_64/ )? Is this 
> advisable?
 From the CentOS point of view:
Only the current release is supported, and any older one is missing 
importent or critical updates sooner or later. So, always stay current 
regarding the OS itself.
I for myself have a CentOS bases channel for 6/7 and an update channel 
for 6/7 (and probably a CR channel for each during point release time). 
Both point to current releases at a mirror near me.
So, at a point release, this usually includes some work to remove 
outdated packages and stuff.
> Is there documentation for best practices for setting up/organizing 
> channels?
> Thanks for your advice!
> Nicole
> *Nicole Beck*
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Christoph Galuschka
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