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Spacewalk 1.8 Release Notes

Hello everyone,

your wait is now over as we are announcing the release 1.8 of Spacewalk, a systems management solution.

The download locations are

with client repositories under

For fresh installations, please use steps from

If you plan to upgrade from older release, search no more -- the following page will guide you:

Features & Enhancements in Spacewalk 1.8

  • Spacewalk runs on Fedora 17
  • Spacewalk can be run on the same machine as Oracle XE 11g
  • OpenSCAP functionality extended
  • osa-dispatcher is now systemd service in Fedora
  • Server-side support for registering ARM clients
  • Integration with SUSE Studio
  • Basic ABRT notification
  • Distribution-channel mapping can be customized per organization
  • Systems requiring reboot view
  • Extra packages view
  • spacewalk-repo-sync now downloads comps information, enabling yum group operations
  • WebUI and usability improvements
  • PostgreSQL improvements
  • Cobbler 2.0 now packaged in Spacewalk repos
  • Archived actions now can be deleted
  • Modified API calls:
    • configchannel.createOrUpdatePath now accepts also binary attribute and has fixed handling of binary files
    • configchannel.lookupFileInfo and system.getScriptResults now returns base64 encoded content for binary files
    • system.scap.scheduleXccdfScan can be scheduled for multiple servers and with timestamp to fire the scan
    • system.provisionVirtualGuest accepts MAC address parameter
  • New API calls:
    •, .setRepoFilters, .clearRepoFilters, .removeRepoFilter, .listRepoFilters
    • errata.cloneAsOriginalAsync, errata.cloneAsync
    • kickstart.profile.getCfgPreservation, kickstart.profile.setCfgPreservation
    • schedule.deleteActions
    • system.scap.listXccdfScans, system.scap.getXccdfScanDetails, system.scap.getXccdfScanRuleResults
    • system.listSystemsWithExtraPackages, system.listExtraPackages, system.listActiveSystemsDetails
    • distchannel.listMapsForOrg, distchannel.setMapForOrg
  • We parted with API call:
    • distchannel.setDefaultMap

The up-to-date API documentation can be found at


Our thanks go to the community members who contributed to this release:

  • Aron Parsons
  • Duncan Mac-Vicar
  • Gael Chamoulaud
  • Joerg Steffens
  • Johannes Renner
  • Jonathan Hoser
  • Joshua Roys
  • Michael Calmer
  • Nigel Jones
  • Paresh Mutha
  • Pierre Casenove
  • Richard Marko
  • Stefan Meyer
  • Steven Hardy
  • Tasos Papaioannou
  • Uwe Gansert
  • William van de Velde

Some statistics

In Spacewalk 1.8, we've seen

* 258  bugs fixed 
* 1799 changesets committed 
* 2506 commits done 

User community, reporting issues

To reach the user community with questions and ideas, please use mailing list On this list, you can of course also discuss issues you might find when installing or using Spacewalk, but please do not be surprised if we ask you to file bug at with more details or full logs.

Thank you for using Spacewalk.

Happy birthday, Mirek, Michael, and Stephen.

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