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Announcing the release of Spacewalk 2.10 for Oracle Linux

Avi Miller
Senior Solutions Architect

Oracle is pleased to announce the release of Spacewalk 2.10 Server for Oracle Linux 7 along with updated Spacewalk 2.10 Client for Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8. Client support is also provided for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 5 (for extended support customers only).

In addition to numerous fixes and other small enhancements, the Spacewalk 2.10 release includes the following significant features:

  • Spacewalk can now sync and distribute Oracle Linux 8 content including support for mirroring a repository that contains module metadata. The module metadata can then be made available to downstream clients.
  • Python 2 packages are no longer required on systems that have Python 3 as the default.
  • It is now possible to manage errata severity via Spacewalk server
  • The dwr package has been updated to version 3.0.2 to fix security vulnerabilities.
  • Updated API calls:
    • errata.create/setDetails: provides the capability for managing severities.
    • system.schedulePackageRemoveByNevra: supports the removal of packages that are not in the database.

For more details on this release, including additional new features and changes, please consult the Spacewalk 2.10 Release Notes.

Limited support for Oracle Linux 8 clients

Spacewalk 2.10 Server can mirror a repository that contains module and AppStream metadata and make that metadata available to downstream clients. This feature is sufficient to support an Oracle Linux 8 client when using the dnf tool.However, the Spacewalk 2.10 web interface and API are not AppStream or module aware and therefore has limited support for managing for Oracle Linux 8 clients.

Please review section 1.4 of the Spacewalk 2.10 Release Notes for a comparison of the Spacewalk functionality that is available to each Oracle Linux client version.