[Spacewalk-list] advice about organizing channels and repositories
dyioulos at netatlantic.com
Fri Dec 1 16:55:55 UTC 2017
I've set up base channels for CentOS 6 and 7, among others. My Centos 7 channel looks like this:
CentOS 7 x86_64 <- this is the base, or parent, channel. It has no repositories attached to it,
CentOS 7 Base - x86_64 <- this is a child channel to CentOS 7 x86_64. It has this repository attached to it: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/
CentOS 7 Updates - x86_64 <- this is a child channel to CentOS 7 x86_64. It has this repository attached to it: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/updates/x86_64/
EPEL7 - x86_64 <- this is a child channel to CentOS 7 x86_64. It has this repository attached to it: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/
Puppet EL7 x86_64 <- this is a child channel to CentOS 7 x86_64. It has this repository attached to it: http://yum.puppetlabs.com/el/7/products/x86_64
This parent/child scheme helps me keep things nice and organized.
Btw, sorry for the top-posting.
From: spacewalk-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:spacewalk-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Christoph Galuschka
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2017 11:35 AM
To: spacewalk-list at redhat.com
Subject: Re: [Spacewalk-list] advice about organizing channels and repositories
Am 01.12.2017 um 15:59 schrieb Nicole Beck:
> 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
> Thanks for your advice!
> *Nicole Beck*
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