Content Lifecycle deny filter not excluding package

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SUSE Manager Server 4.3


After configuring a NEVRA (Name, Epoch, Version, Release, Architecture) package filter to exclude a specific package version and rebuilding the project, the package is not excluded. The following error is logged in the "/var/log/rhn/rhn_web_frontend.log", excerpt:
... - <configured_filter_name> NEVRA: We couldn't find a matching filter for nevr


The NEVRA options need to be properly specified, the name can not include anything other than the exact package name and the version and release information need to be accurately included.


The NEVRA options are not properly specified and does not match the to be excluded packages NEVRA attributes.

Additional Information

To see the NEVRA attributes for a specific RPM, the following command can be used on a system already having the package installed, for example taking the package "xen-libs":
rpm --queryformat "%{NAME} %{EPOCH} %{VERSION} %{RELEASE} %{ARCH}" -q xen-libs
xen-libs (none) 4.14.5_08 150300.3.40.1 x86_64

Using the above information, a proper NEVRA filter can then be:
Package Name: xen-libs
Version: 4*
Release: 150400*
Architecture: x86_64

An example of an incorrect filter that will result in the package not being excluded:
Package Name: xen-libs-4
Version: 0.0
Release: 1
Architecture: x86_64


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  • Document ID:000021007
  • Creation Date: 09-Mar-2023
  • Modified Date:09-Mar-2023
    • SUSE Manager Server

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