Pulp Community Release 15
Installation & Upgrade
Installation instructions can be found in the Pulp User Guide at the Pulp project web site.
As usual, upgraded environments must run
pulp-migrate to upgrade to the latest database changes.
As mentioned below, the client tools have been refactored. This affects the client configuration files in /etc/pulp which have to be fixed manually after you upgrade.
After the upgrade, SELinux no longer has to be set to permissive/disabled. Although, no change is required.
- File Based Syncs
- Support to sync file based content repos. Requires a PULP-MANIFEST metadata file
- New option content_type added to repo creation cli and api. default is ‘yum’; supported types: ‘yum’ & ‘file’
- Pulp synchronizer has been re-architected to support generic content model
- Interrupt/Resume Downloads
Pulp and Grinder now supports resuming partial download files
- Client Refactoring
- Split the pulp-client tool into logical components:
- pulp-consumer – Consumer client tool
- pulp-admin – Admin client tool
pulp-client-lib – Common client libraries
- Since the pulp-client package has been renamed, pulp-admin and/or pulp-consumer will have to be installed, not updated. These new packages obsolete pulp-client, so it will be removed when the new packages are installed.
- The previous client config file has been split into a pulp-consumer specific config file and a pulp-admin specific config file. Any values that were set in /etc/pulp/client.conf will need to be manually reset in the new config files:
- /etc/pulp/consumer/consumer.conf – pulp-consumer config
/etc/pulp/admin/admin.conf – pulp-admin config
- Added SELinux rules
- Pulp will run with SELinux enabled on RHEL-6 and Fedora
Pulp and SELinux will not be supported on RHEL-5
- Improved cancel of repository synchronization
- Previous implementation required pulp wait for the current item to finish downloading before synchronization would be interrupted.
New implementation will interrupt a transfer, useful for interrupting transfer of larger ISOs.
- Added support for jobs which are a collection of tasks.
- The REST API was expanded to include job queries. Also, pulp-admin CLI contains job command. To enable, edit /etc/pulp/admin/job.conf and change: enabled=True.
- All consumer group operations updated to use jobs for better status and result feedback for each consumer.
- Install package on consumer group returns job instead of task.
- Install errata on consumer group return job instead of task.
Years and months can not be used when specifying timeout values in the cli, due to an incompatibility in a library and will be fixed in a future release. See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=729496 for a workaround if they are specified and pulp-server can’t be restarted.
- Pulp: 0.223-4
- Grinder: 0.110
- Gofer: 0.44