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spacewalk-client (15) Versions 0.1.8

Installs/Configures a Spacewalk client

cookbook 'spacewalk-client', '= 0.1.8', :supermarket
cookbook 'spacewalk-client', '= 0.1.8'
knife supermarket install spacewalk-client
knife supermarket download spacewalk-client
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spacewalk-client Cookbook

This cookbook installs and registers a node as a Spacewalk client.


  • Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04
  • CentOS/RHEL 5,6,7


default['spacewalk']['pkg_source_path'] = Chef::Config[:file_cache_path]
default['spacewalk']['rhel']['base_url'] = ''
default['spacewalk']['reg']['key'] = 'my_activation_key'
default['spacewalk']['reg']['server'] = ''
default['spacewalk']['enable_osad'] = false



Include spacewalk-client::rhel in your node's run_list and set the default['spacewalk']['reg'] attributes.


Include spacewalk-client::ubuntu in your node's run_list and set the default['spacewalk']['reg'] attributes.

For 12.04 only, make sure you somehow (cookbook_file, remote_file..) put the following files in default['spacewalk']['pkg_source_path']
- apt-transport-spacewalk-1.0.6-2.all.deb
- python-ethtool-0.11-2.amd64.deb
- python-rhn-2.5.55-2.all.deb
- rhn-client-tools-1.8.26-4.amd64.deb
- rhnsd-5.0.4-3.amd64.deb

(if you want OSAD)
- rhncfg_5.10.14-1ubuntu1.all.deb
- pyjabber_0.5.0-1.4ubuntu3.all.deb
- osad_5.11.27-1ubuntu1.all.deb

You can build them yourself like described here
and the OSAD packages from here

License and Authors

Authors: Phil Schuler

Dependent cookbooks

yum-epel >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

spacewalk-client CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the spacewalk-client cookbook.


  • Added proper support for Ubuntu 14. The available packages from trusty repo are outdated and broken.


  • Fixed bug with OSAD being disabled but recipe tried to notify it (PR by thx!)
  • Fixed bug with spacewalk repo rpm not being installed


  • Restart osad after registering with Spacewalk


  • Install OSAD on clients if default['spacewalk']['enable_osad'] = true . Supports RHEL and Ubuntu
  • Changed the .deb package filenames and removed obsolete '-deb'


  • Bumped rhn-client-tools package to new version fixing the workaround
  • removed obsolete file
  • Allow to choose url to download spacewalk package (PR by thx!)


  • Missing file for 0.1.1.


  • Fixed the 'repodata() takes exactly 2 arguments' exception with Ubuntu clients


  • [your_name] - Initial release of spacewalk-client

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