CentOS errata, what am I missing?

Hello I have a brand new foreman-katello server and started creating some content, adding repos, etc. For some reason after successful sync, I don’t see any errata listed? Is there something extra I have to do to pull in errata? See screen shot.

Expected outcome:
Expect errara to be pulled and display in my repos.

Foreman and Proxy versions:
Pulp, Dynflow, Ansible, SSH, Templates, TFTP, Puppet CA, Puppet, Logs, and HTTPBoot
all at 1.22.0

Foreman and Proxy plugin versions:
foreman-tasks - 0.15.5
foreman_ansible - 3.0.2
foreman_remote_execution - 1.8.0
katello - 3.12.0

Other relevant data:


Last time I checked CentOS didn’t publish erratas in their repos, that’s why you don’t see them. There are ways[1] how to get them from other source and “sideload” them into katello. Quick search found some tools to do that[2,3].

[1] - https://www.lisenet.com/2018/katello-import-centos-errata-into-pulp/
[2] - https://github.com/rdrgmnzs/pulp_centos_errata_import
[3] - https://github.com/nicolas-r/katello-centos-errata-import

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Thanks. I’ve been in mainly Red Hat environments and some CentOS but was never responsible for patch management of them, did not know they did not publish errata.

I’ll take a look thank you.

I recommend [3] and have used it in some customer environments successfully.

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i am used [2] on several project and works fine.

Quick note @lbetson that those instructions are currently not working without a workaround in Error Importing CentOS Errata into Pulp

something in Katello has changed to mean that we can no longer use the “mirror on sync” option.

A workaround on Spacewalk was using https://cefs.steve-meier.de/, it worked quite well for me