Customers want to use satellite servers as kickstart servers as well. This is
Unfortunately, RPM duplication and disk space usage becomes a problem. 90% of
the RPMs in a given kickstart file tree will also be in the RPM repository for
To eliminate unnecessary duplication, we should have a de-duping copy function
for RPMs that might work something like this:
$ satcp /mnt/cdrom/filetree/*.rpm /var/www/pub/filetree/*.rpm
Before writing each RPM to disk, satcp would check the satellite repository. If
an RPM with the same(ish) name and matching MD5sum exists, create a symlink
instead of copying the file.
We would then document the use of this satcp script in the satellite/kickstart
Should be on my plate I guess.
Bumping priority ("provisioning" implications)
Was apparently decided in my absence that this piece is out. OK, then, out it
is. And since this was a "stopgap" feature until we got "real" provisioning, we
should probably close this altogether.