I have been using Satellite for a while now and I am able to kickstart machines directly from the official main RH channels
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 for 64-bit x86_64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86_64)
I want to create a frozen Red Hat Linux 5.7-channel and kickstart new servers from this channel. I have done this with the command spacewalk-clone-by-date on 2012-02-01 (latest version was RHEL 5.7).
It seems however that now I need to add a distribution under kickstart->distributions in order to use the new cloned channels for kickstarting.
How come a distribution under kickstart->distributions is needed for custom (cloned) channels, but not for the official Red Hat channels?