Thanks to digdilem, Robert Paschedag, Ethan Bonick and Christian Stankowic,
we now have a verified solution for this problem.
If after the update the WebUI is not starting, you need to do the following:
1. Stop spacewalk-services
2. Run the following zypper command:
zypper install --allow-downgrade --allow-vendor-change -f
3. Confirm the changes and wait until the changes are complete.
4. Start spacewalk-services.
5. WebUI will work again.
If you are interested on the technical details, you can check them at
For now I will add this information to the website, the release notes on the
website, and Twitter.
On Monday I will prepare a fix on the Patches repositories for the release notes
that get installed on the server, and spacewalk-common and spacewalk-web
so the WebUI and /etc/uyuni-release do not show "2021.02" as version (this is
only cosmetic, no need to worry about it as it will not affect functionality)
I know this was a bumpy release, but I am very happy to see that I can count on
the understanding of the community and its help to fix the problems.
Once again, sorry for the inconvenience... and happy hacking!
On viernes, 5 de febrero de 2021 16:52:58 (CET) Julio González Gil wrote:
And one especial note.
Those of you upgrading from >= 2020.07 should hit:
If that is the case, confirm the vendor change for apache-commons-el from
Uyuni to openSUSE Leap.
Please confirm at the bug that this works, and I will add this to the
release notes and the site. If none confirms it, I will try to reproduce on
And for those of you upgrading from < 2020.07, remember:
IMPORTANT: Keep in mind Uyuni 2020.07 changed the
base OS to openSUSE Leap
15.2, so a special procedure is needed if you are not upgrading from
2020.07 or later, but from a previous version! Check the release notes
and the documentation for all the details
The procedure in this case allows the vendor change, so you should not get a
question about apache-commons-el.
Sorry about the inconvenience.
On viernes, 5 de febrero de 2021 15:29:21 (CET) Julio González Gil wrote:
> Another important thing:
> IMPORTANT: Plan yourself before migrating to Uyuni 2021.01. The database
> changes can take from 30 minutes to several hours. Check the release notes
> for more information.
> This note is on the site  and on the release notes  (you should
> always read them before performing an update), but having this at the
> email announcement is important as well.
> Thanks to Michael Calmer for warning me about it.
> Happy hacking!
>  https://www.uyuni-project.org/pages/stable-version.html
> On viernes, 5 de febrero de 2021 13:20:17 (CET) Julio González Gil wrote:
> > Hello everyone!
> > We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Uyuni 2021.01
> > At https://www.uyuni-project.org/pages/stable-version.html
you will find
> > all the resources you need to start working with Uyuni 2021.01,
> > including
> > the release notes, documentation, requirements and setup instructions.
> > IMPORTANT: Keep in mind Uyuni 2020.07 changed the base OS to openSUSE
> > Leap
> > 15.2, so a special procedure is needed if you are not upgrading from
> > 2020.07 or later, but from a previous version! Check the release notes
> > and the documentation for all the details
> > This is the list of highlights for this release:
> > * Fix version comparison algorithm for deb packages (Ubuntu)
> > * New products enabled
> > * SAP content
> > * CPU mitigations formula
> > * Vendor change on SP migration
> > * Autoinstallation of older operating systems
> > * Oracle Linux ULN repositories
> > * CentOS 6 repositories
> > * New countries and timezones
> > * Cluster management: upgrade plan
> > * Yomi refresh
> > * Uyuni Server connections are always and only secure
> > * Monitoring updates
> > - Grafana 7.3.1
> > - Prometheus 2.22.1
> > - Prometheus Exporter Exporter for Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 and Debian 9/10
> > Please check the release notes for full details.
> > For the fixes for salt CVEs, there will be an Uyuni 2021.02 release by
> > the
> > end of February as the fixes rescheduled by upstream 
> > Remember that Uyuni will follow a rolling release planning, so the next
> > version will contain bugfixes for this one and any new features. There
> > will
> > be no maintenance of 2021.01
> > As always, we hope you will enjoy Uyuni 2021.01 and we invite everyone
> > of
> > you to send us your feedback  and of course your patches, if you can
> > contribute.
> > Happy hacking!
> >  https://www.uyuni-project.org/pages/contact.html
> > 
> > https://saltproject.io/security_announcements/salt-feb-4th-cve-release-d
> > el
> > a
> > yed/
Julio González Gil
Release Engineer, SUSE Manager and Uyuni