Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 701266
RFE: Support globs in package names listed in activation keys
Last modified: 2015-10-05 10:22:25 EDT
Description of problem:
It is not possible to use globs, as one can do with yum, when listing packages to be installed in an activation key. One example of where this is useful is when using a common activation key for both RHEL5 and RHEL6. With yum, one can do:
yum install foo.i?86
However, it is not possible to use this syntax within Satellite activation keys.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an activation key
2. Add a package name using a glob to a list of packages to install as part of that activation key, e.g. "libXp.i?86"
3. Activate a machine using said activation key
Neither libXp.i386 nor libXp.i686 is installed
libXp.i386 is installed on a RHEL5 machine, and libXp.i686 is installed on a RHEL6 machine.
See also bug #701529 for an alternate solution to this at least for the example above, although both solutions would be useful independently.