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Get content from Pulp

When content is published and distributed, one can download packages directly from Pulp or point client tools to a repo distributed by Pulp.

Download foo.rpm from Pulp

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# Download a package

# Specify one package from repository used in ''
if [ -z "${PKG}" ]; then


# The distribution will return a url that can be used by http clients
echo "Setting DISTRIBUTION_BASE_URL, which is used to retrieve content from the content app."
DISTRIBUTION_BASE_URL=$(pulp rpm distribution show --name "${DIST_NAME}" | jq -r '.base_url')

# If Pulp was installed without CONTENT_HOST set, it's just the path.
# And httpie will default to localhost:80
if [[ "${DISTRIBUTION_BASE_URL:0:1}" = "/" ]]; then

# Download a package from the distribution
echo "Download a package from the distribution."
http -d "$DISTRIBUTION_BASE_URL"Packages/"${SHORT}"/"${PKG}"
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Accept-Ranges: bytes
AppTime: D=417
Cache-Control: max-age=1800
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 2473
Content-Type: application/x-rpm
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:17:43 GMT
Etag: "9a9-598026a4cfb06"
Expires: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:47:43 GMT
Last-Modified: Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:10:24 GMT
Server: nginx/1.16.1
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000; includeSubDomains; preload
X-GitProject: (null)

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Install a package from Pulp

If available, download the config.repo file from the server at distribution's base_path and store it in /etc/yum.repos.d:

curl http://localhost:24816/pulp/content/foo/config.repo > /etc/yum.repos.d/foo.repo

Now use dnf to install a package:

sudo dnf install walrus

If config.repo file is not served by the distribution, it is necessary to manually set up the configuration for the repository. One may initialize the configuration by leveraging the utility dnf config-manager like shown below. Afterwards, the user should be able to install the packages by running dnf install packages.

BASE_URL=$(pulp rpm distribution show --name "${DIST_NAME}" | jq -r '.base_url')
BASE_PATH=$(pulp rpm distribution show --name "${DIST_NAME}" | jq -r '.base_path')

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo "${BASE_URL}"
sudo dnf config-manager --save \
    --setopt=*"${BASE_PATH}".gpgcheck=0 \
    --setopt=*"${BASE_PATH}".repo_gpgcheck=0 \

sudo dnf install walrus

List and Install applicable Advisories

Make sure Pulp repo is configured in /etc/yum.repos.d/, then use dnf to work with Advisory content.

List applicable Advisories:

dnf list-sec

Install a specific advisory:

sudo dnf update --advisory XXXX-XXXX:XXXX