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Old 07-01-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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Syncing up rhel packages with spacewalk


Hello All,

I am trying to create a staging environment for my spacewalk setup (Production was already setup by an ex-admin)...
i see that the production downloads RHEL packages to a repo server through a repository server using the script as follows:
Code:
ssh root@reposrv.company.com </dev/null </dev/null '/usr/bin/rhnget --download-all --systemid=/var/www/html/mrepo/rhel5-server-x86_64-all/systemid -vvvvvv rhns://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/rhel-x86_64-server-5 /var/www/html/mrepo/rhel5-server-x86_64-all/updates/ | tee -a /var/www/html/mrepo/rhel5-server-x86_64-all/rhnget.status' | tee -a /tmp/update-rhn.log
Question: I am not able to access the url rhns://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/rhel-x86_64-server-5. I also tried https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/rhel-x86_64-server-5. Says the requested URL is not found. How do I view the packages on the RHEL site so I can validate what I am downloading on my staging setup.

Any tips or guidelines are much appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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If you want to grab repos from RHN try using mrepo, that is what i use in my spacewalk environment to sync the files from Red Hat.
 
Old 07-01-2014, 02:33 PM   #3
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I am downloading the packages to mrepo which then syncs-up with spacewalk. But where/how do you get packages using mrepo?
 
Old 07-02-2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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I am downloading the packages to mrepo which then syncs-up with spacewalk. But where/how do you get packages using mrepo?
Below links should help you out.

http://liniks.com/?p=115
https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/entry..._to_mirror_uln
http://www.xpresslearn.com/linux/bui...es-repository/
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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I use the following mrepo config:

### Configuration file for mrepo
[main]
srcdir = /share/unix/distro/mrepo
wwwdir = /share/unix/distro/www/rhel/current
confdir = /share/unix/distro/mrepo/etc/mrepo.conf.d
shareiso = no
hardlink = yes
mailto = myemail@mydomain
smtp-server = localhost
mountcmd = /usr/bin/fuseiso
rhnget-options = -vv

rhnlogin = myrhnlogin:mypassword

in the mrepo.conf.d dir I have a RHEL5Server.conf

[rhel5Server]
name = Red Hat $release Server ($arch)
arch = x86_64 i386
#arch = i386
release = 5
metadata = repomd
iso = rhel-server-5.4-$arch-dvd.iso
base = rhns:///rhel-$arch-server-$release
updates = rhns:///rhel-$arch-server-$release
supplementary = rhns:///rhel-$arch-server-supplementary-$release

To kick off the sync:
mrepo -c /path/to/mrepo.conf rhel5Server
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:25 PM   #6
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Thank You....Will give this config a try and feedback.
 
Old 07-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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Thank You....Will give this config a try and feedback.
Do post your results here and if that worked, mark the question as solved.

Also, post how you did it here so that it could benefit someone else.
 
  


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