2.6 Synchronizing Software Channels

Once you have configured the software channels and associated repositories, you can synchronize the software either by performing an immediate manual synchronization or by scheduling a recurring synchronization job.

As a minimum, Oracle recommends that you update the Oracle Linux latest channels daily.

The initial synchronization of the Oracle Linux channels can take several days to complete. Oracle recommends that you perform an initial manual synchronization to populate the channels, and then configure a recurring job to keep them updated.

You can use the Spacewalk web interface, spacecmd, or spacewalk-repo-sync to synchronize software channels.