Configuring SMT 1.0 servers to use self-hosted repositories
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Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 2
Since the SMT utilities looks at the url parameter in /etc/suseRegister.conf when synchronizing available catalogs, updates and registrations, this parameter must remain unchanged and thus the SMT server stays registered with with nu.novell.com.
Unfortunately this leads to the inefficient behavior that the SMT server will download the patches needed during update of itself - even though they may already be present in mirrored catalogs on the server itself.
- Make sure the SLES10-SP2-Updates andSLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates catalogs are mirrored for the architecture of the server.
- Delete the https://nu.novell.com
service with the command
rug service-delete https://nu.novell.comThis also deletes the catalogs.
- Add the SLES10-SP2-Updates and SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates repositories on the server itself as YUM services :
rug service-add -t yum http://<url-of-your-smt-server>/repo/\$RCE/SLES10-SP2-Updates/<target>/ SLES10-SP2-Updatese.g.
rug service-add -t yum http://my-smt.mycompany.com/repo/\$RCE/SLES10-SP2-Updates/sles-10-x86_64/ SLES10-SP2-Updatesand
rug service-add -t yum http://<url-of-your-smt-server>/repo/\$RCE/SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates/<target>/ SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updatese.g.
rug service-add -t yum http://my-smt.mycompany.com/repo/\$RCE/SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates/sles-10-x86_64/ SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates
- Verify that the services both show up with
- Subscribe to the SLES10-SP2-Updates and SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates
rug subscribe SLES10-SP2-Updates
rug subscribe SLE10-SP2-SMT-Updates
So if there is a need to register the SMT server against nu.novell.com again after implementing this workaround, then do it via the command-line utility /usr/bin/suse_register like this :
suse_register -a regcode-sles=YourActivationCode -a email=YourEmailAddress
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- Document ID:7002607
- Creation Date:10-FEB-09
- Modified Date:27-APR-12
- SUSESubscription Management ToolSUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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