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Reposync downloads all packages in the res7-x86_64 channel again

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Subscription Management Tool (SMT 12)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 running Repository Management Tool (RMT 15)


A reposync scheduled after 10am on Feb. 27 downloaded all packages in channel res7-x86_64 again.
Due to the size of the repository, the filesystem storing the packages may have run out of space.


The issue was fixed shortly after the incident, reposyncs after Feb. 27, 2024 - 15:00h CET should work as expected.
SUSE Support is working with engineering on a set of instructions how to restore the local repository to the old state, freeing occupied space again. See below, Section "Additional Information"


Due to an update in the infrastructure behind the SUSE Customer Center (SCC) all packages in the res7-x86_64 channel were re-signed, which led to SUMA/RMT/SMT recognizing them as new packages, which triggered the resync.
The repository was restored in the previous state and SUSE is working on a fix to prevent further incidents.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Cleaning up the superfluous packages can be done by running:

SMT :  
smt-mirror --clean 
rmt-cli clean packages

On SUMA it depends.
In case the sync finished without error, SUMA should delete the superfluous packages automatically.

If the sync was interrupted, the already downloaded packages can be deleted manually by:
find /var/spacewalk/packages/NULL/stage/ -type f | xargs rm 
Take extra care with that commandline, as the command deletes files without safety question!
Esp. a whitespace inbetween the search path /var/spacewalk/packages/NULL/stage/ can lead to data loss!
In doubt, run the command first without piping it's output through xargs and confirm nothing outside /var/spacewalk/packages/NULL/stage/ is listed.


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  • Document ID:000021376
  • Creation Date: 29-Feb-2024
  • Modified Date:29-Feb-2024
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