6.6 added a new feature to enable task cleanup with this RFE:
this only effects new installations of Satellite 6 but users who upgraded from 6.5 and prior still find the cleanup disabled, verified via answer file on a 6.6 Satellite that I upgraded from 6.5:
# rpm -q satellite
# grep automatic_cleanup /etc/foreman-installer/scenarios.d/satellite-answers.yaml
We thought that this was specifically disabled so that customers who would not be surprised by automatic task cleanup happening. Has the view on this changed?
Looking at https://gitlab.sat.engineering.redhat.com/satellite6/satellite-installer/merge_requests/59 and https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1737488 we did want to have it enabled by default.
Mike could we get a final say on what we specifically wanted?
yes, we want all new installs as well as all upgraded systems to have this on-by-default.
At this point, this is still the default to turn on automatic_cleanup for all new installations but not to affect prior installations. Given there have been a few releases where this is the case I am opting to close this.