Thanks to a report from Markus Thum, we realized that the repository syncing
scripts did not support DEB packages without a Maintainer field at the control
This was never a problem because Debian and Ubuntu DEB packages always have
this field (it is mandatory according to their policies).
But the new "scap-security-guide-*" DEBs don't have this field at this
We intend to fix this in collaboration with the SLE package maintaners (as we
just build the package for Ubuntu/Debian from their sources), but that is
going to take some time, and it would require republishing the client tools
While this problem does not break the repository syncing scripts, it shows an
error on-screen, or at the logs (that produces an email each time an automated
sync is launched).
For this reason we decided to use the Patch procedure to fix this issue at the
server (in the end packages without the Maintaner field are valid ),
instead of waiting until Uyuni 2021.06 is released.
You can apply the patch by following the instructions at:
Of course, the fix will be part of Uyuni 2021.06 as well, so it's not required
if you don't manage Debian or Ubuntu clients.
Julio González Gil
Release Engineer, SUSE Manager and Uyuni