2.7.1 Cloning Software Channels Using the Spacewalk Web Interface

Figure 2.4 Clone Channel Page

The image shows the Clone Channel page of the Spacewalk web interface.

To clone a software channel:

  1. Go to Channels and select Manage Software Channels.

  2. Click clone channel.

  3. On the Clone Channel page, select the source channel that you want to clone from the pull-down menu, and select the clone type:

    Current state of the channel (all errata)

    The clone channel includes all packages and errata from the source channel.

    Original state of the channel (no errata)

    The clone channel includes all of the packages that were originally in the source channel but no associated errata.

    Select errata

    The cloned channel includes all of the packages that were originally in the source channel and any errata that you select. Selecting all errata is equivalent to cloning the current state of the channel. Selecting no errata is equivalent to cloning the original state of the channel.

  4. Click Create Channel.

  5. On the Edit Software Channel page, you can change the channel details. The default label is the source channel label prefixed with clone-.

  6. Click Create Channel

  7. If you specified Select errata as the clone type, the Clone Errata page displays the available errata. For each erratum, you can choose to merge it with the source erratum, to create a separate cloned erratum, or to do nothing and exclude the erratum. By default, an erratum is merged with the source erratum, which means that the source erratum is used instead of creating a cloned copy.

    Click Clone Errata when you have finished cloning errata.

  8. On the Details page for the channel, you can also edit the channel details other than the channel label.

    If you select the Errata tab, you can add errata from other channels or clone errata from the source channel.

    If you select the Packages tab, you can add or remove packages from the channel.