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Old 04-17-2014, 05:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation Installation and Configuration of Spacewalk on Centos 5.5


I have installed spacewalk(ver. 1.8) server on centos 5.5 also installed spacewalk cilent on centos and registered the same to spacewalk server.I have created channel and repository at server and linked channel to the repository.

Now I cant see any system in the Target system as I want to push some packages to the client.Can anyone give me proper documentation of how to configure and use spacewalk,as I am doing this for the first time.
I am not getting proper document on internet also how to configure and use it.

Please help as this project I have to complete very urgently.
Waiting for your all valuable reply.

Thanks
 
Old 04-17-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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I have installed spacewalk(ver. 1.8) server on centos 5.5 also installed spacewalk cilent on centos and registered the same to spacewalk server.I have created channel and repository at server and linked channel to the repository.

Now I cant see any system in the Target system as I want to push some packages to the client.Can anyone give me proper documentation of how to configure and use spacewalk,as I am doing this for the first time. I am not getting proper document on internet also how to configure and use it.

Please help as this project I have to complete very urgently. Waiting for your all valuable reply.
First, this is a VOLUNTEER forum...NOTHING you post here is 'urgent', since we volunteer our time. Expecting others to hurry up is fairly rude. And the 'proper document' would be the actual documentation from Spacewalk:
http://spacewalk.redhat.com/documentation.html
https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/UserDocs

You say that you have already installed it, and registered clients/servers. How you did all of that without actually CONFIGURING anything is a bit odd. Read the very clear instructions, and follow them. Pay particular attention to the configuration section. Also, you're using a VERY old version of CentOS...5.5 hasn't been supported for some time now; the latest is 6.5, which might explain why you're not getting updates, since there AREN'T any, and won't ever be again.
 
Old 04-17-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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centos ONLY supports the current minor version
for the older legacy 5 that is CentOS 5.10
With the current CentOS 6.5 ( CentOS 7 beta should be out VERY soon )

a CentOS 5.5 install is 5 minor versions and 3 years OUT OF DATE
centos 5.5 went End of life when cent 5.6 cam out in April of 2011

so there are NO updates to it

You will need to upgrade to the current minor version
Code:
su -
yum --releasever=5.10 upgrade
then you can look at the issues with spacewalk
 
Old 04-18-2014, 01:07 AM   #4
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Hi TBone,

Thanks for your valuable reply.
I would like to say about urgent sign that I have been trying spacewalk more than a week but could not compete this.Now I have to complete this within two days and I am the only person who is doing this task.So needed help of you all Linux experts as I am new to Linux field.

What the document I have I am able to register client with the server but I can't see any system under the Target System.
I want to do patching at my client machines so can I do this..??

There are total 70 server on which Centos 5.5 is Installed.I have to install spacewalk on 5.5 only I can't upgrade OS version.


Thanks
 
Old 04-18-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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Hi TBone,
Thanks for your valuable reply.
I would like to say about urgent sign that I have been trying spacewalk more than a week but could not compete this.Now I have to complete this within two days and I am the only person who is doing this task.So needed help of you all Linux experts as I am new to Linux field.
And that STILL doesn't make it urgent for ANYONE here. Just because YOU need it in a hurry, doesn't mean that volunteers have to hurry up and help you.
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What the document I have I am able to register client with the server but I can't see any system under the Target System. I want to do patching at my client machines so can I do this..??

There are total 70 server on which Centos 5.5 is Installed.I have to install spacewalk on 5.5 only I can't upgrade OS version.
Spacewalk isn't that hard to configure...if you read and followed the installation instructions from their website, you'd have it done already, especially if you've been working on it for a solid WEEK. Start fresh, and go through the guide, because it's likely that you've made an error somewhere. Since we can't see your configuration, we can assume this from the problem you've stated you have.

And again...you WILL NOT have patches/updates for CentOS 5.5, EVER...it's old and out of date. You can register whatever you'd like, but you'll never get updates/patches...because there WILL NEVER BE ANYMORE PATCHES/UPDATES FOR CENTOS 5.5. Read and follow the installation instructions.

If you're really running 70 servers on CentOS 5.5, you have MUCH bigger issues to deal with. You have an environment that is LOADED with security issues, bugs, and other issues that have long since been dealt with. Not to mention the fact that installing new software will be a HUGE challenge, since you don't have updates for any of the libraries that new software will use.
 
Old 04-19-2014, 12:47 AM   #6
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Dear TBOne,

Thanks for your valuable reply again.
Now am closing this thread as solved as now this task is assigned to some other person.

Sorry... now from next time I will take care of marking any thread as URGENT.
But I will keep disturbing you all for any issues.

Thanks a lot you all .........


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