Spacewalk 2.3 tested to work with Ubuntu / Debian clients

As announced on the Spacewalk Mailinglist Spacewalk 2.3 is going to be released soon and is on QA/QE now.

I took this as a reason for testing Ubuntu / Debian integration with Spacewalk 2.3 from nightly repo. As it turns out, everything is working good, namely:

  • Creation of Debian Channels
  • Pushing / Syncing .deb packages to Spacewalk
  • Registering Ubuntu systems
  • Importing Ubuntu Errata ( I updated script slightly to make it work )
  • OSAD
  • Package management
  • Remote Command Execution

Refer to my other articles around Spacewalk about how to set all this up.

    • Tom
    • April 8th, 2015 3:49pm

    I am wondering if the new version properly supports Multi-Arch packages now.


    • Robert
    • May 22nd, 2015 12:31pm

    Hi Phil,

    which version of Debian did you test with spacewalk 2.3? Also Jessie?

    I pushed all packages from jessie main (binary-amd64) into a channel. I can connect a client to spacewalk, but as soon as I run “apt-get update”, parsing the lists terminates with an error.

    Reading package lists… Error!
    E: Problem parsing dependency Depends
    E: Error occurred while processing games-sport (NewVersion2)
    E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/spacewalk-test_dists_channels:_main_binary-amd64_Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.


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