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Cloning channels and erratas each month with Spacewalk

I know there isn’t a perfect way to handle this but here’s what I’m trying to accomplish. I would like to freeze a channel each month in order to patch our group of hosts. I have a parent channel, ...
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Which package contains rhn_register?

Spacewalk has been installed, runs and can be accessed. The expectation was that installing Spacewalk was sufficient in order to run rhn_register. [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo rhn_register sudo: ...
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How to Configure Spacewalk Database on a Different Partition

Good morning, I'd like to configure a separate partition for my Spacewalk database, but I'm not sure how to tell the application to point to the new partition during the install process. I've done ...
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Spacewalk client OSAD service SSL error

I have some problems with my freshly Spacewalk setup. I have registered my test client, and installed osad service to avoid executing rhn_check. But when I start osad service, I get the following ...
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Spacewalk server slow on channel cutover

I've setup a spacewalk installation with about 1300 servers. I have a few channels on this server, that look like the following: Centos 5 (latest) Centos 6 (latest) Centos 5_"date" Centos 6_"date" ...
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How to bring rhel7 errata into spacewalk 2.2?

Is anyone using spacewalk for rhel 7? How are you downloading patches now that mrepo does not work with subscription-manager? How are you importing errata for rhel7 into spacewalk 2.2?
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Spacewalk (satellite) activation refresh child channels on client

We have a (spacewalk) rhn satellite server running and several hundred machines registered with it with a few activation keys. Each of these keys have one or more child channels. We need to know how ...
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How to install one package on multiple nodes using Spacewalk?

Currently, when one package would like to be installed on multiple nodes using Spacewalk, a system is selected in the System Overview, an install installable package is searched in the software menu, ...
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Easiest way to sync only package and dependencies in spacewalk?

From the web UI and the documentation, spacewalk seems to want to download everything in a given repo regardless of relevance, which isn't so bad if you use all / most of the packages within a repo, ...
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How to Disable GPG checks per Channel in Spacewalk?

Is it possible to disable GPG checks on a per channel basis in Spacewalk? For patching of my servers, I've converted from using local yum repositories on the clients under /etc/yum.repos.d, to ...
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Spacewalk, Kickstart, Cobbler, PXE, Dnsmasq

I have installed a Spacewalk server. One of the final features I am trying to configure is Kickstart. I cannot seem to find any definitive documentation on how to set this up in a "real environment". ...
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How can I create software groups in RHN Satellite?

I would like to be able to create software groups, so I can install a group of packages with yum groupinstall, e.g. yum groupinstall oracle-packages Does RHN Satellite support software groups?
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Spacewalk/Satellite Server - spacewalk-create-channel

I have a Spacewalk installation and I have mirrored the RHEL6 base repo on my server using mrepo. I created a channel using spacewalk-create-channel --user=me --server=localhost --version=6 \ ...
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How to secure channels created with spacewalk-create-channel?

Does spacewalk-create-channel (RHN Satellite) create channels without security updates? spacewalk-create-channel --user=username --password=password -v 5 -r Server -u U7 -a i386 ...
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Spacewalk - creating software channels

Is there a way to assign one child channel to multiply parent channels, basically I don't want to duplicate channels (EPEL): How can I achieve something like this: CentOS 6 - x86_64 |- CentOS 6 ...