Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 652659
pexpect is not found in RHEL6-repository
Last modified: 2016-01-18 11:09:50 EST
Description of problem:
pexpect is (still) not found in RHEL6-repository.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Everytime via rhn-package-search or via yum list pexpect with mounted RHEL6-server install-cd
Steps to Reproduce:
1. search for pexpect in rhn, getting only RHEL4 and RHEL5-packages
2. browse for it via channel-package-browse, not there either
3. look into Packages-directory on the RHEL6-server install-cd, it is there!
4. source-package is there too!
No pexpect found
I hinted to this problem earlier in BUG 619566 for RHEL6-beta - but no one took me for real!
Pexpect is available in High Availability repository. Server repository itself doesn't contain it.
Closing bug as NOTABUG, because pexpect should be used only by fence-agents package.
yumex from EPEL v6 has pexpect as a dependency, how to install this on a normal Server/Desktop?
I'm changing component to distribution, because bug is not in pexpect but in distribution.
Main problem seems to be, that pexpect is only used by fence-agents package and this is why it is only in HA. yumex is not supported in RHEL, but there may be chance to use it on server by customers.
*** Bug 643299 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As a frequent python coder, I think pexpect should pretty certainly be included in the server repository. Of course this is only my opinion. What are the criteria for inclusion other than direct requirement by something else that is included?
There seems to be an pexpect-2.3-6.el6.noarch.rpm on the RHEL6-Server-Install-CD, however it is not found in RHN?
(In reply to comment #15)
> There seems to be an pexpect-2.3-6.el6.noarch.rpm on the
> RHEL6-Server-Install-CD, however it is not found in RHN?
It's in RHN, but not in the base channel. In RHEL 6.0, pexpect is only available through the High Availability channel. The goal of this package is to move the package into the base channel.
# find -name "pexpect*" | sort
For Server and Workstation variants pexpect is on the system-admin-tools group in comps.xml. For the other variants it is in the optional repo. Moving to VERIFIED.
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