[Spacewalk-list] How to retire a channel?
michael.mraka at redhat.com
Tue Dec 12 11:36:57 UTC 2017
> I've been trying to research this and it appear to me that the "Retired Channel" tab is used only when Red Hat retires a channel in RHN, and the channel would then get retired in Satellite/Spacewalk. Is that correct?
Yes, that's correct.
> What do others do when you are no longer using a channel? Do you delete it, or just leave it? I've considered making a clone of it, so I can rename it, with something like "Archive" or similar in the name so everyone knows that this channel is for references only.
> If I archive the channel, I don't need the corresponding repository, correct? Can I remove that so no one attempts to initiate a sync.
> Any thoughts on the subject?
It depends on what you need to achieve:
* Do you want to keep channel but mark it visually so no one will use it?
Then I'd rename it.
* Do you want to keep packages for the reference? If not remove them
(from the webUI) and run spacewalk-data-fsck to unlink unused packages
* Do you want to remove it completely? Use spacewalk-remove-channel.
System Management Engineering, Red Hat
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