Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 803837
[RFE] spacewalk-repo-sync should process channel-specific config options, including the includepkgs directive
Last modified: 2014-03-04 08:08:48 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #798604 +++
Description of problem:
spacewalk-repo-sync ignores the includepkgs directive in /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf in order to include packages so that repos can be partially sync'd.
This script takes optional --include/--exclude CLI args, and supports some options specified via /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf. (See #621166.)
Can this feature please be added to spacewalk as enhancement errata, as it would be very useful in customer environments (e.g for doing partial sync of EPEL)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Install latest spacewalk 1.6.0, with version of spacewalk-backend-tools mentioned above, note that spacewalk-repo-sync ignores feature discussed above.
Starts downloading the entire repo.
Just downloads the packages listed with includepkgs.
The manpage of the released spacewalk-repo-sync (spacewalk-backend-tools-1.6.66-1) doesn't mention --include/--exclude, but the code clearly supports these options. I discovered this after hours of searching (before #798604 was posted). Steve Hardy has added them as per #798604 in commit 55db255cca7effb1c070c3ae1381db3f2989f181.
I cannot reproduce the problem:
# spacewalk-repo-sync -c spacewalk-1.7-x86_64 --include spacewalk-selinux
Repo URL: http://spacewalk.redhat.com/yum/1.7/RHEL/6/x86_64
Packages in repo: 135
Packages passed filter rules: 7
Packages already synced: 0
Packages to sync: 7
1/7 : spacewalk-backend-server-1.7.38-1.el6-0.noarch
2/7 : spacewalk-admin-1.7.4-1.el6-0.noarch
3/7 : spacewalk-certs-tools-1.7.3-1.el6-0.noarch
4/7 : spacewalk-setup-1.7.9-1.el6-0.noarch
5/7 : spacewalk-config-1.7.2-1.el6-0.noarch
6/7 : spacewalk-backend-1.7.38-1.el6-0.noarch
7/7 : spacewalk-selinux-1.7.2-1.el6-0.noarch
Repo http://spacewalk.redhat.com/yum/1.7/RHEL/6/x86_64 has 0 errata.
Total time: 0:00:19
OK, let me clarify then as you are doing it the way I know works, rather than the method listed above, which does not.
Here is my /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf:
name=External yum repo - EPEL 6 for CentOS 6 (x86_64)
# The following directive does not work. You must use --include on the command line. /Seb
includepkgs=ipython byobu libffi python26 python26-libs screen \
bzr bzrtools python-pycurl python-paramiko python-crypto \
The command I issue is:
# spacewalk-repo-sync --channel=epel6-centos6-x86_64
Repo URL: http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=epel-6&arch=x86_64
Packages in repo: 6975
Packages already synced: 8
Packages to sync: 6967
1/6967 : pdfjam-2.08-1.el6-0.noarch
User interrupted process.
I don't think spacewalk-repo-sync processes the channel-specific directives at all, at this moment.
Marking as RFE.
OK, thanks. It wasn't clear from the Bug 621166 Comment 14 ('You can put yum related options for spacewalk-repo-sync to /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf.') and the commit messages associated with that comment. I assumed all yum options should be available to put in /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf.
CCing Michael Mráka who made those commits.
I can confirm that this is still a problem
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I see that this is still missing in RHN Satellite 5.5. I also see that it's been set as a blocker to 737830, which is very depressing if I interpret correctly that 737830 is some sort of catch-all that isn't associated with any particular future release.
This functionality would really be nice to have as it would be the simplest way to deal with keeping conflicting packages such as EPEL's nrpe out of our satellite rather than having to do something clumsy like keep our version or NRPE one epoch ahead.
The basic functionality appears to be there as I can demonstrate that spacewalk-repo-sync reads and uses at least some directives from /etc/rhn/spacewalk-repo-sync/yum.conf (you can break repo-syncs by creating a blank file there), and the code within spacewalk-repo-sync clearly shows the '-e' '--exclude' option.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I see that this is still missing in RHN Satellite 5.5. I also see that it's
Most any feature is first implemented in upstream (Spacewalk) first.
If you'd like to see this RFE implemented in Satellite, I really recommend you contact your Red Hat support representative to formally track this RFE for the Satellite product.
Permanent exclude/include lists for spacewalk-repo-sync can be maintained via API introduced in Spacewalk 1.8:
Created attachment 772849 [details]
Patch - read include/exclude from conf file.
Patch committed to spacewalk master with two changes -
a) exclude/includepkgs applies only when there's no --include/--exclude commandline option or a filter stored in database,
b) order is first includepkgs then exclude (the same order which yum uses).
803837 - process includepkgs and exclude from yum.conf
Switching MODIFIED Spacewalk bugs to ON_QA before 2.1 release.
Spacewalk 2.1 has been released.