I am working with Red Hat Satellite these days and I still wonder about the difference between spacewalk-clone-by-date and spacewalk-create-channel.
I have created the channels with these commands:
spacewalk-create-channel --username=username -v 5 -r Server -u U7 -a i386 –d rhel5u7 –N "RHEL 5.7 channel" spacewalk-clone-by-date --channel=rhel-i386-server-5 rhel-i386-server-5.7 --username username --password password --to_date=2012-02-01
It seems however that the resulting channel by spacewalk-clone-by-date has 3000 more packages than the resulting channel of spacewalk-create-channel.
This question is a follow-up of Is it possible to create a RHEL 5.7 channel based on updated (5.9) RHEL channels in Satellite?, where I asked how I can create a kickstartable RHEL 5.7 channel to kickstart servers with RHEL 5.7.
- What is the difference between both methods?
- Why is there such a big difference in packages?
- What is the best way to create a kickstartable RHEL 5.7 channel?