Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1251441
[RFE] Make the 'rct' command a separate package
Last modified: 2017-08-11 02:02:51 EDT
Description of problem:
As a user of the 'rct' command (currently provided by the 'subscription-manager' package), I would like the ability to use the 'rct' command on systems that do not have subscription-manager installed.
This RFE requests breaking out the 'rct' command into a '-tools' package (or something similar), so that I can install it without the rest of subscription-manager
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Several classes in rct inherit from the core CLI classes used in subscription-manager. We would either need to remove that inheritance or move the CLI classes into a sub-package (e.g. subscription-manager-common) that both subscription-manager and rct would require.
I think the second option is probably the better one but I would need to do some investigation into the upgrade path that people would have (i.e. will yum/dnf updates be seamless).
RCT currently is tied to features in subscription-manager, and also has a dependency on it.
What drives the need for a separate package?
(In reply to vritant from comment #5)
> RCT currently is tied to features in subscription-manager, and also has a
> dependency on it.
> What drives the need for a separate package?
My biggest need is that running a non RHEL desktop (Fedora in my case) which is not registered to the Red Hat Customer Portal, I really do not want to install subscription-manager, but I use 'rct' more or less constantly. Today I install the subscription-manager package, and then disable the rhsmcertd daemon, which is good enough. If moving rct out to a separate package not dependent on (most of) subscription-manager isn't supportable long term, that's fine.