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|0016470||CentOS-8||-OTHER||public||2019-09-26 15:23||2022-01-09 02:05|
|Summary||0016470: CentOS 8 BaseOS repository references AppStream repo in a way which is incompatible with Foreman.|
|Description||The BaseOS repository references AppStream via this:|
The issue is this drops out of a "valid" Foreman repo url. (those ..'s go into the "CentOS8 Product")
There's a sister bug @ Foreman here:
This issue doesn't seem to happen with RHEL 8
|Steps To Reproduce||Foreman 1.23.0|
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So, adjusting the repo layout plus adding the relative "sub-repo" has broken foreman deployments of CentOS:
../../../ == http://yum.tamu.edu/centos/8/
../../../ == foreman/pulp/repos/ORG/Library
Sounds like a foreman issue. Has this been reported to the foreman devs?
 I need to learn to read better.
I am not sure what, if anything, we're able to do to accomodate this.
I mean, I assume Redhat doesn't have this issue? Foreman / Satellite server 6 works with RHEL 8. Do they have the same relative ../../../ assumptions in their BaseOS repos?
It seems like a bad idea to make big assumptions a new layout of the repositories (incompatible with any previous release of CentOS) by cross-linking them via relative paths?
Historically these paths are:
Looking at Redhat:
So by reorganizing from Redhat's design, CentOS has broken foreman.
as it's relevant, my CentOS 8 installation media in foreman is:
A potential work-around is using the external repos vs the Foreman ones for installation, but that kind of defeats the purpose of using foreman and using our "tested" set of software packages.
|I've updated how to get this to work with Foreman/Katello on the Katello bug linked above. We'll be updating our provisioning docs. Essentially to get CentOS 8 provisioning to work you need to also sync the AppStream repo and Katello will detect that and send it to Anaconda in the kickstart.|
|Another issue seems to occur, however. If in the Kickstart file you have a line like `repo --name my-custom-repo-name --baseurl http://myforeman.example.com/pulp/repos/Demo/Library/custom/CentOS/AppStream/`, it will fail because Anaconda requires the repo name to be AppStream specifically. Would it be possible for this repo name requirement to be more flexible?|
Can someone from CentOS team assess this issue and provide things that can be done on the Anaconda side or mirror side? I don't believe there's much. I filed an issue for Pulp project to investigate options: https://pulp.plan.io/issues/6470
For the record, the relevant Pulp fix is at https://github.com/pulp/pulp_rpm/pull/1755
It does not appear to work correctly, let's discuss there.
I am not sure if this is something that CentOS should be fixing. It is a breaking change for 8.0 and departure from what upstream (RHEL) does. Unless CentOS wants to change it, I think there is nothing there should be done on CentOS side.
|CentOS Linux 8 ended its life on December 31, 2021 and, therefore, is no longer supported.|
|2019-09-26 15:23||kallisti5||New Issue|
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