Next big activity is pushing the required CentOS 8 packages to the Uyuni Master branches.
The distribution of packages to repositories on the Uyuni Server are:
- Uyuni Master: 98 + Uyuni Master Other: 58
- New custom packages: 46
- EPEL: 34
- PowerTools: 50
- CentOS 8 BaseOS: 477 + CentOS 8 AppStream: 196
1) I would push my newly created custom packages including kits to "Uyuni Master Other". Are there any guidelines? Otherwise I would just split out the change log of the spec file and submit.
2) What do we do about the EPEL and PowerTools packages? I feel a bit uneasy of pushing 84 packages (+ probable build dependencies) to OPS. Especially when you consider that these packages need to be maintained and monitored for security fixes.
3) One more (not so pleasant) thought is the module system. Installation requires activation of 10 modules and deactivation of 2 more modules. If we go for loading all packages of point 2) into OBS, we might as well add the ones from the modules and create an Uyuni Server module (one per major release?). That would simplify the user experience and probably use the module system as intended (but kill maintainability...).
Let me know your thoughts and ways to continue.
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of Uyuni 2021.06
At https://www.uyuni-project.org/pages/stable-version.html you will find all
the resources you need to start working with Uyuni 2021.06, including the
release notes, documentation, requirements and setup instructions.
VERY IMPORTANT: Read the release notes. Uyuni 2021.06 will change the base OS
for the Server and Proxy to openSUSE Leap 15.3 and some manual special steps
are required. The upgrade is only possible if you are on 2020.07 or newer.
This is the list of highlights for this release:
* Salt 3002
* Base System Upgrade
* PostgreSQL 13
* Missing openSUSE Leap 15.3 channels added to spacewalk-common-channels
* Integration of Ansible into an Uyuni automation environment to protect
customer investment and ease migration (Technology Preview)
Please check the release notes for full details.
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 2021.06
As always, we hope you will enjoy Uyuni 2021.06 and we invite everyone of you
to send us your feedback  and of course your patches, if you can
Julio González Gil
Release Engineer, SUSE Manager and Uyuni