Bug 1463383 - [RFE] Satellite installer should not run on systems which have hotfixes applied
[RFE] Satellite installer should not run on systems which have hotfixes applied
Status: NEW
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Installer (Show other bugs)
6.2.9
Unspecified Unspecified
unspecified Severity high (vote)
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Assigned To: satellite6-bugs
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Reported: 2017-06-20 13:47 EDT by Rich Jerrido
Modified: 2017-06-30 11:33 EDT (History)
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Description Rich Jerrido 2017-06-20 13:47:32 EDT
Description of problem:

As a user of Red Hat Satellite, there are times when a newer release (either a .y or .z release) is available which doesn't contain an errata for which the user has applied a hotfix for. If the user applies the latest erratum, the hotfix may be overwritten. This RFE requests an installer check to prevent the user from upgrading if there are hotfixes applied. 


Example Current Scenario:

- user has version 6.2.7 applied. 
- due to a bug, user was issued a hotfix, with the proper errata slated for 6.2.9
- 6.2.8 is released. 
- If user upgrades to 6.2.8, they may inadvertently negate the effects of their hotfix. 

 
Example Ideal Scenario:

- user has version 6.2.7 applied. 
- due to a bug, user was issued a hotfix, with the proper errata slated for 6.2.9
- 6.2.8 is released. 
- When user attempts upgrade to 6.2.8, the installer will check the installed RPMs and stop if any hotfix packages are installed. 
- The user would be presented with an option to override the installer (with a switch similar to --disable-system-checks) if needed
Comment 1 Rich Jerrido 2017-06-20 13:58:10 EDT
Note (and these are suggestions) 

- the upstream installer has the '--disable-system-checks       This option will skip the system checks for memory. (default: false)' option, which could be leveraged for this. 
- this _could_ be implemented via foreman-maintain or the installer. 

1) foreman-maintain health check --label hotfix-check 
2) yum update
3) satellite-installer --upgrade.

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