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Grant Gainey edited this page Dec 12, 2016 · 2 revisions

Spacewalk 1.9 Release Notes

Hello everyone,

your wait is now over as we are announcing the release 1.9 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 1.9

  • Spacewalk runs on Fedora 18
  • ABRT enhancements/improvements to make more functional
  • SCAP improvements
    • Support for XCCDF 1.2
    • Allow --cpe command-line argument to oscap
  • WebUI Login extended for expired Spacewalk Certificates, from 7 days to 30 days driven
  • WebUI Enhancements
    • Display Activation key used to register, on system profile page
    • Highlightning of hovered row in tables
    • CSS rules for printing of WebUI pages
    • Link associated errata to package from package overview page
    • Added CVS download/report of Software Channel Entitlements
  • Bug 877451 - yum-like per-repo configuration for spacewalk-repo-sync
  • rhnmd works with Fedora systemd Service for startup
  • Move to newer tomcat for Fedora based Spacewalk
  • Bug 878216 - make rhncfg diff output configurable
  • Updates to spacewalk-repo-sync:
    • Syncing over SSL and IPv6 works correctly
    • Sync Kickstart Trees (Distributions)
  • New features related to Kickstarting systems:
    • Allow the selection of a primary network interface from hardware profile
    • Allow Kickstart Profile to automatically update to newest applicable Distribution
  • New reports added to spacewalk-reports:
    • custom-info
    • inactive-systems
    • inventory (modified)
    • packages-updates-all
    • packages-updates-newest
    • system-currency
    • system-groups
    • system-groups-keys
    • system-groups-systems
    • system-groups-users
    • system-packages-installed
  • Modified API calls:
    • org.delete
    • kickstart.profile.setAdvancedOptions
    • errata.setDetails
    • errata.findByCve
  • New API calls:
    • Everything under system.crash, including:
      • system.crash.deleteCrash
      • system.crash.getCrashFile
      • system.crash.getCrashFileUrl
      • system.crash.getLastReportDate
      • system.crash.getTotalCrashCount
      • system.crash.getUniqueCrashCount
      • system.crash.listSystemCrashFiles
      • system.crash.listSystemCrashes
    • kickstart.importFile (variant)
    • kickstart.createProfile (variant)
    • kickstart.createProfileWithCustomUrl (variant)
    • kickstart.importRawFile (variant)
    • kickstart.profile.getUpdateType
    • kickstart.profile.setUpdateType
    • system.deleteSystem (variant)
    • system.listAllInstallablePackages
    • system.setPrimaryInterface
    • org.getCrashFileSizeLimit
    • org.setCrashFileSizeLimit

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


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

  • Aron Parsons
  • David Juran
  • Duncan Mac-Vicar
  • Joerg Steffens
  • Johannes Renner
  • Jose Simonelli
  • Marcelo Moreira de Mello
  • Mark Huth
  • Michael Calmer
  • Neha Rawat
  • Nigel Jones
  • Paresh Mutha
  • Pierre Casenove
  • Zailo Leite

Some statistics

In Spacewalk 1.9, we've seen

* 86  bugs fixed 
* 676 changesets committed 
* 1055 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 a bug at with more details or full logs.

Thank you for using Spacewalk.

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