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Bug 76265 - Channel cloning tools
Channel cloning tools
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fanny Augustin
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: 86980 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 83475 85587
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Reported: 2002-10-18 17:39 EDT by Greg DeKoenigsberg
Modified: 2007-07-31 15:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-26 13:35:26 EST
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Description Greg DeKoenigsberg 2002-10-18 17:39:14 EDT
It should be possible for a satellite customer to easily clone a Red Hat public
channel for their own management.  This is especially important for customers
who want to manage a subset of packages from a Red Hat release, or want subtly
different packages in their base channel.  Currently, customers who want
channels that are very similar to Red Hat base channels must reimport all of the
packages by hand.  We need to give them a better mechanism than this.
Comment 1 Greg DeKoenigsberg 2002-11-15 11:39:42 EST
We've worked out some implementation details that need to be noted.

A cloned channel must share the same entitlement restrictions as those of the
original channel.  Therefore:

* A cloned channel will be placed in the same channel family as its original;
* A cloned channel will be placed in its own org.

This means that we'll have to check the following things VERY closely in QA:

* Does syncing still work as expected?  Does any nastiness crop up when syncing
a channel that has clones?

* Will the channel subscription limits work properly in the web interface with
the cloned channels as well as the original?

* Other things that I'm probably not thinking of now.
Comment 2 Robin Norwood 2002-11-19 20:40:56 EST
The above policy should now be in place in cvs.
Comment 3 Bret McMillan 2002-12-03 15:45:07 EST
This is Titan, not the web release (Titan Lite), reassigning.
Comment 4 Greg DeKoenigsberg 2003-01-10 11:40:43 EST
This is more properly tracked both in Titan and in Titan Lite Point.
Comment 5 Greg DeKoenigsberg 2003-02-03 09:16:46 EST
Changing broken dependency list here, associating with Titan web.  Removing from
Titan backend tracking.
Comment 6 Greg DeKoenigsberg 2003-02-03 10:35:49 EST
This really just needs to be QA'd thoroughly in the context of Titan.
Comment 7 Robin Norwood 2003-02-24 11:33:32 EST
Making this a dependancy of the 3/24 release so it can see some QA time.
Comment 8 Josef Komenda 2003-02-28 13:34:55 EST
I'm guessing that the test interface for this would be on the satellite itself,
rather than in the parent org - so there's really no way I can test this until I
have a 4version of titan that I can build. Correct?
Comment 9 Josef Komenda 2003-02-28 13:47:53 EST
please indicate which pages on the website I should check to ensure these
changes don't show up. 
Comment 10 Robin Norwood 2003-02-28 16:24:08 EST
Sure:

/network/software/channels/manage/edit.pxt
'Clone From' should not appear.

/network/software/channels/manage/package_list.pxt
/network/software/errata/manage/package_list.pxt
/network/errata/manage/package_list.pxt

Should only allow the user to view packages in channels that his org owns.
Comment 11 Josef Komenda 2003-03-03 12:51:02 EST
/network/software/errata/manage/package_list.pxt gives me a 404. 

Comment 12 Robin Norwood 2003-03-03 14:27:52 EST
That's because I made it up.  Just...uh...testing you...yeah, that's it.

Try:  /network/software/packages/manage/index.pxt
Comment 13 Josef Komenda 2003-03-03 16:56:56 EST
Looks good, over to QA.
Comment 14 Josef Komenda 2003-03-26 13:24:24 EST
ooh, pretty colors!
https://rhn.webqa.redhat.com/network/software/packages/change_log.pxt?pid=41478
Account jkomenda
Comment 15 Josef Komenda 2003-03-26 13:35:26 EST
Disregard the previous post, have opened bug #87409 for non-XML-complient
pages.This looks good in QA, so closing.
Comment 16 Joe deBlaquiere 2003-05-13 15:15:20 EDT
*** Bug 86980 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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