Beats repo and Spacewalk


I have one funny problem with beats rpm repo:
All beta and rc builds (those with tilde in in name) are in spacewalk considered as "newer" than official build so all systems connected to this repo have "updatable" status in spacewalk.
It does not affect system yum where yum update stops at version without tilde.

Ps: are those beta builds necessary in stable repo?

(Tudor Golubenco) #2

Hmm, right, we used ~ in the version names to avoid this problem, but it seems it's not enough for all systems.

I don't really see a problem with removing the pre-GA version from the repositories. @andrewkroh, what do you say?


We worked this around by filtering out those versions containing beta and rc strings.
But it just seemed right to report it anyway.

(Andrew Kroh) #4

I have no problem with removing the pre-GA versions from the repo. I was actually surprised that the tilde enabled yum upgrade to work correctly from beta to GA.

That being said, it seems like a RedHat issue that the rpmvercmp function does not work consistently across products.

Shall we remove the pre-GA versions from the repo? If so, I will open a issue for it.

(Tudor Golubenco) #5

+1 to removing them, I don't see any reason for anyone to actually need them there.

(Andrew Kroh) #6

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