Bug 1683592 - Exporting a CV with only puppet modules raises a tar error
Summary: Exporting a CV with only puppet modules raises a tar error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Inter Satellite Sync
Version: 6.5.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: Released
Assignee: Chris Roberts
QA Contact: Jitendra Yejare
URL: https://projects.theforeman.org/issue...
Depends On:
Blocks: 1657711
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-02-27 09:59 UTC by Chris Roberts
Modified: 2019-10-07 17:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: tfm-rubygem-hammer_cli_katello-
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Last Closed: 2019-05-14 12:40:17 UTC

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Github Katello hammer-cli-katello pull 632 None None None 2019-02-27 14:15:16 UTC
Foreman Issue Tracker 26047 None None None 2019-02-27 09:59:08 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:1222 None None None 2019-05-14 12:40:25 UTC

Description Chris Roberts 2019-02-27 09:59:08 UTC
Description of problem:

If you create a CV version that only contains non-yum repos, exporting will result in this error:

tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive
Instead, the export should raise a more descriptive error earlier in the process.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Satellite 6.5.0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a content view with only a puppet module
2. Try to export with hammer
3. Get weird error

Actual results:
tar: Cowardly refusing to create an empty archive

Expected results:
Better error message saying why the export failed

Additional info:

This is not supported at the moment so this is just to make a better error message. Should have a PR in for this by Fri 2-29-19 Please triage into 6.5 if I am not in the triage meeting, this was only created upstream hence why it never got flagged for 6.5

Comment 3 Bryan Kearney 2019-03-04 17:00:41 UTC
Moving this bug to POST for triage into Satellite 6 since the upstream issue https://projects.theforeman.org/issues/26047 has been resolved.

Comment 5 Jitendra Yejare 2019-03-18 09:55:09 UTC

@ Satellite 6.5 snap 20

1. Created Product with puppet repo, having a puppet module
2. Created a Product with above puppet repo.
3. Published above CV
4. Attempted to export above Cv version.


1. The non-yum repos(specially  are not 
# hammer content-view version export --id 3 --export-dir /var/lib/pulp/katello-export
Could not export the content view:
  Error: The Content View 'puppet_Cv' contains Puppet modules, this is not supported at this time. Please remove the modules, publish a new version and try the export again.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2019-05-14 12:40:17 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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