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spacewalk-client (15) Versions 0.1.3

Installs/Configures a Spacewalk client

cookbook 'spacewalk-client', '= 0.1.3', :supermarket
cookbook 'spacewalk-client', '= 0.1.3'
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']['reg']['key'] = "my_activation_key"
default['spacewalk']['reg']['server'] = "my_spacewalk_server"



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.deb
- python-ethtool-0.11-2.amd64-deb.deb
- python-rhn-2.5.55-2.all-deb.deb
- rhn-client-tools-1.8.26-3.amd64-deb.deb
- rhnsd-5.0.4-3.amd64-deb.deb

You can build them yourself like described 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.


  • 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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Foodcritic Metric

0.1.3 passed this metric