By: ataschner

December 8, 2010 4:18 pm

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Creating add-on products with YaST

SUSE Linux Enterprise ships with an "Add-On Creator" YaST module, which allows you to create and maintain custom defined products to be installed on SLE. To ensure system integrity, the product and packages must be signed with a GPG key. In case this key does not already exist a the target machine, it needs […]

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By: ataschner

December 10, 2009 10:23 am

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Upgrading Subscription Management Tool from version 1.0 to 1.1

The goal of this document is to walk the reader through the process of upgrading a Subscription Management Tool (SMT) 1.0 server to version 1.1. It also provides precautionary measures to ensure panic-free and timely recovery in case something should wrong during the upgrade. Note: Upgrading SMT is not officially supported by Novell. […]

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By: ataschner

September 9, 2009 3:15 pm

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How to integrate custom scripts into the YaST installation workflow and dialogs

AutoYaST is an automated process to install SUSE operating systems onto diverse hardware. It enables unattended installations on diverse hardware defined in an XML-based control file that contains all settings and data required by the installer. Although AutoYaST is very flexible and allows for custom scripts to be executed during the installation, it is a […]

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By: ataschner

November 12, 2008 6:31 pm

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Creating a YUM Repository and Publishing it with SMT

YUM (Yellow dog Updater, Modified) repositories are represented in XML where the repository metadata is stored in gzipped XML files in a repodata subdirectory - sibling to the rpm subdirectory. Repositories are described at Software Repositories. Both SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Desktop and Server 10 can be used to create the repository as the SLE […]

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By: ataschner

September 5, 2008 5:47 pm

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How to clean SMT completely out of Apache DocumentRoot

In some scenarios it is not feasible to place the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) certificate and repository directories inside the apache2 DocumentRoot structure. It can for instance be security policies that prohibit even creating symbolic links to the SMT data within the DocumentRoot. Disclaimer: Before reading on, you must be aware that this is not […]

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By: ataschner

August 15, 2008 11:50 am

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Keep your SUSE Linux Desktops, Servers and OES Servers Updated with Subscription Management Tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise

You don't want to let/have all your machines connect to Novell Customer Center to register and retrieve updates for bandwidth and / or security reasons. You have servers or desktops in isolated networks that are difficult to update without having to invent your own update management solutions. You are using the the "yup" (Yum […]

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