Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467150
SpaceWalk rely on Proprietary Database, should be based on OpenSource Databases
Last modified: 2009-01-16 20:28:03 EST
Description of problem:
Why rely on Oracle 10g Express? Why rely on proprietary database software? To download Oracle 10g Express you need to fill a enormous form, to download a proprietary software. This doesn't make sense, since there's MySQL and PostgreSQL, which are not limited to one database.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The FAQ on the wiki answers this question:
We also have an initiative to port it to using PostgreSQL:
We all agree that being locked into Oracle is not ideal. But because of
where Spacewalk (and it's downstream Satellite) historically came from
Oracle is what we have for the short term.
Feel free to reopen the bug if you have any further questions, or drop
by #spacewalk on freenode or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org