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Install update package in a custom repo using a Manager/Proxy setup

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SUSE Manager 1.7
SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7


The issue will only be seen in a SUSE Manager/SUSE Manage Proxy setup where the clients have been registered against the proxy (and not against the SUSE Manager system directly).
After adding an update package to a custom repository ( e.g. via rhnpush ), this update package  may be visible to the clients, but not installable:
Installing the update will result in a message similar to:

File './getPackage/pico-2.00-88.1.x86_64.rpm' not found on medium 'https://MEDIA-URL'


There are two possible solutions:

1. wait about one hour

2. add

proxy.proxy_local_flist =

to /etc/rhn/rhn.conf on the SUSE Manager Proxy (The value of the option is empty on purpose). Please note that this switches off caching of  XMLRPC results completely.

Issue "spacewalk-proxy" restart.


The root cause is an issue with the cache handling on the SUSE Manager Proxy with the Proxy caching results of XMLRPC requests as long
as the subscription did not expire.


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  • Document ID:7011749
  • Creation Date:04-FEB-13
  • Modified Date:04-FEB-13
    • SUSESUSE Manager

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