I am running Katello 4.1.4 on CentOS 7 with the latest pulpcore updates installed today. I wanted pulpcore 3.14.7 because of Katello 184.108.40.206 - 404 error through content proxy due to incorrect location_href
Anyway, to fix possibly broken urls in the database I run a complete sync on all products, i.e. all repositories. Two repositories, however, showed errors: EPEL 7 and EPEL 8 (the normal, not the EPEL 8 Modular repo):
This repository uses features which are incompatible with ‘mirror’ sync. Please sync without mirroring enabled.
I think this message has been introduced earlier but I guess the error only appears if you do a complete sync and not the optimized one or it only appears now with 3.14.7…
O.K. I have disabled “Mirror on Sync” for those two repository although I don’t really like it. It’s my understanding the mirroring removes old, outdated content which doesn’t exist in the repository anymore. In particular for those huge EPEL repositories it’s something I really want.
It’s a bummer that it doesn’t work for two of the probably most used repositories in the RHEL/EL universe. And I also wonder why they do something so weird in EPEL that it breaks with the pulpcore sync.
I also ran a complete sync on my content proxy and that also showed the same error message (4 times in total). Of course, there I cannot even change the mirror setting (though I haven’t tried to republished everything first…)
But either way, if it’s a problem in the EPEL repositories they should be notified to fix it. If it’s a limitation of pulpcore I think it should be handled properly in pulpcore that it syncs EPEL without errors.
$ rpm -qa *pulp* | sort -d pulp-client-1.0-1.noarch pulpcore-selinux-1.2.6-1.el7.x86_64 python3-pulp-2to3-migration-0.12.0-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-ansible-0.9.0-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-certguard-1.4.0-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-container-2.8.1-0.1.el7.noarch python3-pulpcore-3.14.7-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-deb-2.14.1-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-file-1.8.2-1.el7.noarch python3-pulp-rpm-3.14.5-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_ansible_client-0.8.0-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_certguard_client-1.4.0-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_container_client-2.7.0-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulpcore_client-3.14.1-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_deb_client-2.13.0-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_file_client-1.8.1-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-pulp_rpm_client-3.13.3-1.el7.noarch tfm-rubygem-smart_proxy_pulp-3.0.0-1.fm2_5.el7.noarch