[Spacewalk-list] How to retire a channel?

Daryl Rose darylrose at outlook.com
Tue Dec 12 14:41:57 UTC 2017


I renamed the channels as "Archived" as recommended by you and Dimitri.   I guess my thoughts were that it would be nice if I could move the channels to another tab such as the "Retired Channels" because that would get them out of the normal channel list.   Just makes the Channels list less cluttered and easier to review.  I get kind of anal about keeping things organized.  😊

Perhaps once we get all of the SLES 11 SP3 out of our environment, then I can get rid of these channels completely.

Thank you for the replies.


From: spacewalk-list-bounces at redhat.com <spacewalk-list-bounces at redhat.com> on behalf of Michael Mraka <michael.mraka at redhat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [Spacewalk-list] How to retire a channel?

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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