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Prevent deactivation of 3rd party repositories by SUSE Manager

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SUSE Manager 4.2
SUSE Manager 4.3


Per default repositories that are not managed by SUSE Manager will be deactivated when minions are running a high state or "state.apply channels". 
It means that every repository that is found in the respective repository directories will be disabled
unless they are not defined in the repository file "susemanager:channels.repo" (provided by SUSE Manager). 

On a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server all repository definitions are located in /etc/zypp/repos.d.
On RedHat Enterprise Server ( and derivates ) repository definitions are located in /etc/yum.repos.d.

Deactivation of other repositories simply means that the parameter "enabled=1" is set to "enabled=0" in a repository file.

For example:

is changed to:


To avoid the disablement of 3rd party repositories which are not provided by SUSE Manager, perform the following steps on the SUSE Manager server.

1. Create "top.sls" in "/srv/pillar" with the following content:
    - no_disable_local_repos

Replace $MINION_ID with the ID of the desired minion. There are several ways of targeting minions. Please
consult the official salt documentation [1].

2. Set the following grain in "/srv/pillar/no_disable_local_repos.sls"
mgr_disable_local_repos: False

3. Deploy channel state on the salt minion
salt '$MINION_ID' state.apply channels



Per default repositories that are not provided by SUSE Manager will get deactivated when minions are running a high state or "state.apply channels". 

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  • Document ID:000021406
  • Creation Date: 21-Mar-2024
  • Modified Date:21-Mar-2024
    • SUSE Manager Server

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