[Spacewalk-list] How to retire a channel?

Michael Mraka michael.mraka at redhat.com
Tue Dec 12 11:36:57 UTC 2017

Daryl Rose:
> 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?

Hello Daryl,

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
  from filesystem.
* Do you want to remove it completely? Use spacewalk-remove-channel.

> Thanks
> Daryl


Michael Mráka
System Management Engineering, Red Hat

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