Jiri Dostal edited this page Apr 19, 2018 · 2 revisions


Spacewalk 2.8 Release Notes

Hello everyone,

We are proudly announcing release of Spacewalk 2.8, a systems management solution.

Spacewalk 2.8 could be installed on

  • RHEL 6
  • RHEL 7
  • Fedora 26
  • Fedora 27
  • Fedora 28 (tested on Beta)

The download location is

with client repositories under

SUSE Linux client packages can be found here

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 2.8

  • Spacewalk now installable on Fedora 27 and has been tested on Fedora 28 Beta as well
  • Spacewalk supports Fedora 27 and Fedora 28 clients
  • All packages and repositories are exclusively in
  • has been completely redesigned
  • Python 2 packages are no longer needed on systems with Python 3 as default
  • Spacewalk server is now capable of syncing and distributing of Fedora modularity (modules.yaml) files.
  • PostgreSQL 10 is now supported
  • Package dwr updated to version 3.0.2 fixing security vulnerabilities
  • It's now possible to manage errata severities via Spacewalk server
  • Several bugfixes
  • Updated API calls:
    • errata.create/setDetails - add possibility to manage severities
    • system.schedulePackageRemoveByNevra - support removal of packages which are not in database

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

Known issues

Unfortunately, for certain domain names jabberd does not start on Fedora 27/28 due to bug in 'libidn-1.34-1' from Fedora repositories. If you run at this issue, please downgrade the package to libidn-1.33-1 until it's fixed in Fedora repositories.


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

  • Amit Upadhye
  • Andrew Dahms
  • Ben Roberts
  • Candace
  • Candace Sheremeta
  • Christian Lanig
  • Dario Leidi
  • Dario Maiocchi
  • Frantisek Kobzik
  • Jakub Jankowski
  • Johannes Renner
  • Kevin Walter
  • Laurence Rochfort
  • Marcelo Moreira de Mello
  • Mattias Giese
  • Michael Calmer
  • Michele Bologna
  • Miroslav Suchý
  • Pavel Studenik
  • Robert Paschedag
  • Silvio Moioli
  • Thomas Blanchard
  • Thomas Mueller
  • angystardust
  • bhavesh_bharadiya
  • ranmses
  • suzuki

see Contributor List for all contributors list

Some statistics

In Spacewalk 2.8, we've seen

* 85 major bugs fixed
* 641 changesets committed
* 1146 commits done

Github repo for commits since Spacewalk 2.7

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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