Spacewalk 2.2 installation on CentOS 7

Spacewalk is the upstream-project for Redhat Satellite. It’s a tool which is mainly used to list, deploy and manage packages and updates to Fedora, CentOS, SLE and even Debian installations. Currently, there is no official documentation on how to run Spacewalk on a el7 based installation like CentOS 7. The installation is not a straightforward as one might think but it is possible.

Spacewalk 2.3

Since the release of Spacewalk 2.3, it is now officially supported on CentOS 7. You can follow my post about this here: Install and use Spacewalk 2.3 on CentOS 7

Challenge accepted

At the time of writing, there was no official documentation on how to install Spacewalk on an el 7 based system. A repository on spacewalkproject.org which had el7 in the name seems to be present but it some missing dependencies and has some other issues.

The explained “solution” or workaround to install Spacewalk is not something you would want to do on a production system since we are using packages outside our package manager, change supplied files. Updates could and will break them.

Preparation

Spacewalk requires a lot of packages that are not in the official repositories so the first step is to add all necessary sources for those packages:

EPEL:

Latest release can be found here

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://epel.mirror.nucleus.be/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-1.noarch.rpm
...
Complete!

jpackage:

Installation:

cat | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/jpackage-generic.repo << EOF
[jpackage-generic]
name=JPackage generic
#baseurl=http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/pub/jpackage/5.0/generic/free/
mirrorlist=http://www.jpackage.org/mirrorlist.php?dist=generic&type=free&release=5.0
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://www.jpackage.org/jpackage.asc
EOF

Spacewalk repo:

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://yum.spacewalkproject.org/2.2/RHEL/7/x86_64/spacewalk-repo-2.2-1.el7.noarch.rpm
...
Complete!

According to the el6-documentation, this should be enough to complete the installation of package spacewalk-postgresql (which contains all necessary dependencies) but as you can see, we still have some issues:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install spacewalk-postgresql
...
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: spacewalk-base-2.2.30-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: perl(Mail::RFC822::Address)
Error: Package: spacewalk-sniglets-2.2.30-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: perl(Mail::RFC822::Address)
Error: Package: spacewalk-postgresql-2.2.2-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: spacewalk-java-postgresql
Error: Package: spacewalk-setup-2.2.13-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: perl(Mail::RFC822::Address)
Error: Package: spacewalk-setup-jabberd-2.0.1-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: jabberd
Error: Package: SatConfig-general-1.216.31-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: perl(Net::IPv4Addr)
Error: Package: spacewalk-common-2.2.2-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: spacewalk-java
Error: Package: spacewalk-common-2.2.2-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk)
           Requires: spacewalk-taskomatic
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

What the above is saying, is that we are missing some dependencies that couldn’t be found in the configured repositories. For some of them, we’ll have to find an RPM outside our repositories.

List of packages that are missing:

  • perl(Mail::RFC822::Address)
  • perl(Net::IPv4Addr)
  • jabberd
  • spacewalk-java
  • spacewalk-java-postgresql
  • spacewalk-taskomatic

Since RHEL 7 and CentOS 7 are based on Fedora fc17 and fc18, our biggest chance is to use packages from one of those releases.

Under here is the solution which I found for each of those packages. Again, this is not a recommended way to install Spacewalk to use in production but I works in case you want tot give it a go.

perl(Mail::RFC822::Address)

I found a compatible package (from FC18) here
Mirror: http://jensd.be/download/perl-Mail-RFC822-Address-0.3-12.fc18.noarch.rpm

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://jensd.be/download/perl-Mail-RFC822-Address-0.3-12.fc18.noarch.rpm
...
=============================================================================================
 Package                  Arch   Version          Repository                            Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 perl-Mail-RFC822-Address noarch 0.3-12.fc18      /perl-Mail-RFC822-Address-0.3-12.fc18.noarch
                                                                                       9.9 k
Installing for dependencies:
 perl                     x86_64 4:5.16.3-283.el7 base                                 8.0 M
 perl-Carp                noarch 1.26-244.el7     base                                  19 k
 perl-Encode              x86_64 2.51-7.el7       base                                 1.5 M
 perl-Exporter            noarch 5.68-3.el7       base                                  28 k
 perl-File-Path           noarch 2.09-2.el7       base                                  26 k
 perl-File-Temp           noarch 0.23.01-3.el7    base                                  56 k
 perl-Filter              x86_64 1.49-3.el7       base                                  76 k
 perl-Getopt-Long         noarch 2.40-2.el7       base                                  56 k
 perl-HTTP-Tiny           noarch 0.033-3.el7      base                                  38 k
 perl-PathTools           x86_64 3.40-5.el7       base                                  82 k
 perl-Pod-Escapes         noarch 1:1.04-283.el7   base                                  49 k
 perl-Pod-Perldoc         noarch 3.20-4.el7       base                                  87 k
 perl-Pod-Simple          noarch 1:3.28-4.el7     base                                 216 k
 perl-Pod-Usage           noarch 1.63-3.el7       base                                  27 k
 perl-Scalar-List-Utils   x86_64 1.27-248.el7     base                                  36 k
 perl-Socket              x86_64 2.010-3.el7      base                                  49 k
 perl-Storable            x86_64 2.45-3.el7       base                                  77 k
 perl-Text-ParseWords     noarch 3.29-4.el7       base                                  14 k
 perl-Time-Local          noarch 1.2300-2.el7     base                                  24 k
 perl-constant            noarch 1.27-2.el7       base                                  19 k
 perl-libs                x86_64 4:5.16.3-283.el7 base                                 686 k
 perl-macros              x86_64 4:5.16.3-283.el7 base                                  42 k
 perl-parent              noarch 1:0.225-244.el7  base                                  12 k
 perl-podlators           noarch 2.5.1-3.el7      base                                 112 k
 perl-threads             x86_64 1.87-4.el7       base                                  49 k
 perl-threads-shared      x86_64 1.43-6.el7       base                                  39 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+26 Dependent packages)

Total size: 11 M
Total download size: 11 M
Installed size: 36 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

perl(Net::IPv4Addr)

I found a compatible package (from FC18) here
Mirror: http://jensd.be/download/perl-Net-IPv4Addr-0.10-14.fc18.noarch.rpm

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://jensd.be/download/perl-Net-IPv4Addr-0.10-14.fc18.noarch.rpm
...
=============================================================================================
 Package             Arch     Version         Repository                                Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 perl-Net-IPv4Addr   noarch   0.10-14.fc18    /perl-Net-IPv4Addr-0.10-14.fc18.noarch    20 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 20 k
Installed size: 20 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

jabberd

I found a compatible package (from FC17) here
I
t has a dependency for udns which I found (from FC18) here

Mirror:
http://jensd.be/download/jabberd-2.2.14-4.fc17.x86_64.rpm
http://jensd.be/download/udns-0.2-1.fc18.x86_64.rpm

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://jensd.be/download/udns-0.2-1.fc18.x86_64.rpm
...
=============================================================================================
 Package       Arch            Version                Repository                        Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 udns          x86_64          0.2-1.fc18             /udns-0.2-1.fc18.x86_64          146 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total size: 146 k
Installed size: 146 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://jensd.be/download/jabberd-2.2.14-4.fc17.x86_64.rpm
...
=============================================================================================
 Package                    Arch    Version             Repository                      Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 jabberd                    x86_64  2.2.14-4.fc17       /jabberd-2.2.14-4.fc17.x86_64  1.8 M
Installing for dependencies:
 libdb4                     x86_64  4.8.30-13.el7       epel                           607 k
 libgsasl                   x86_64  1.8.0-2.el7         epel                           127 k
 libntlm                    x86_64  1.3-6.el7           base                            44 k
 libyaml                    x86_64  0.1.4-10.el7        base                            55 k
 mailcap                    noarch  2.1.41-2.el7        base                            31 k
 mariadb-libs               x86_64  1:5.5.37-1.el7_0    updates                        752 k
 perl-Authen-PAM            x86_64  0.16-16.el7         epel                            34 k
 perl-BerkeleyDB            x86_64  0.51-4.el7          epel                           148 k
 perl-Business-ISBN         noarch  2.06-2.el7          base                            25 k
 perl-Business-ISBN-Data    noarch  20120719.001-2.el7  base                            24 k
 perl-Compress-Raw-Bzip2    x86_64  2.061-3.el7         base                            32 k
 perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib     x86_64  1:2.061-4.el7       base                            57 k
 perl-Data-Dumper           x86_64  2.145-3.el7         base                            47 k
 perl-Digest                noarch  1.17-245.el7        base                            23 k
 perl-Digest-MD5            x86_64  2.52-3.el7          base                            30 k
 perl-Encode-Locale         noarch  1.03-5.el7          base                            16 k
 perl-File-Listing          noarch  6.04-7.el7          base                            13 k
 perl-HTML-Parser           x86_64  3.71-4.el7          base                           115 k
 perl-HTML-Tagset           noarch  3.20-15.el7         base                            18 k
 perl-HTTP-Cookies          noarch  6.01-5.el7          base                            26 k
 perl-HTTP-Daemon           noarch  6.01-5.el7          base                            20 k
 perl-HTTP-Date             noarch  6.02-8.el7          base                            14 k
 perl-HTTP-Message          noarch  6.06-6.el7          base                            82 k
 perl-HTTP-Negotiate        noarch  6.01-5.el7          base                            17 k
 perl-IO-Compress           noarch  2.061-2.el7         base                           260 k
 perl-IO-HTML               noarch  1.00-2.el7          base                            23 k
 perl-IO-Socket-IP          noarch  0.21-4.el7          base                            35 k
 perl-IO-Socket-SSL         noarch  1.94-3.el7          base                           113 k
 perl-LWP-MediaTypes        noarch  6.02-2.el7          base                            24 k
 perl-Net-HTTP              noarch  6.06-2.el7          base                            29 k
 perl-Net-LibIDN            x86_64  0.12-15.el7         base                            28 k
 perl-Net-SSLeay            x86_64  1.55-3.el7          base                           285 k
 perl-TimeDate              noarch  1:2.30-2.el7        base                            52 k
 perl-URI                   noarch  1.60-9.el7          base                           106 k
 perl-WWW-RobotRules        noarch  6.02-5.el7          base                            18 k
 perl-XML-NamespaceSupport  noarch  1.11-10.el7         base                            18 k
 perl-XML-Parser            x86_64  2.41-10.el7         base                           223 k
 perl-XML-SAX               noarch  0.99-9.el7          base                            63 k
 perl-XML-SAX-Base          noarch  1.08-7.el7          base                            32 k
 perl-XML-Simple            noarch  2.20-5.el7          base                            74 k
 perl-libwww-perl           noarch  6.05-2.el7          base                           205 k
 postgresql-libs            x86_64  9.2.7-1.el7         base                           229 k
 ruby                       x86_64  2.0.0.353-20.el7    base                            66 k
 ruby-irb                   noarch  2.0.0.353-20.el7    base                            87 k
 ruby-libs                  x86_64  2.0.0.353-20.el7    base                           2.8 M
 rubygem-bigdecimal         x86_64  1.2.0-20.el7        base                            78 k
 rubygem-io-console         x86_64  0.4.2-20.el7        base                            49 k
 rubygem-json               x86_64  1.7.7-20.el7        base                            74 k
 rubygem-psych              x86_64  2.0.0-20.el7        base                            76 k
 rubygem-rdoc               noarch  4.0.0-20.el7        base                           317 k
 rubygems                   noarch  2.0.14-20.el7       base                           211 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+51 Dependent packages)

Total size: 9.6 M
Total download size: 7.8 M
Installed size: 27 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

spacewalk-java, spacewalk-java-postgresql & spacewalk-taskomatic

Appaerently, the above listed spacewalk packages do not exist (yet) in the el7 repository of Spacewalk but they do exist in the nightly build. By enabling the spacewalk-nightly.repo, we can use those packages:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo sed -i 's/enabled=0/enabled=1/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/spacewalk-nightly.repo

When trying to run the installation now, one dependency is still missing…

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install spacewalk-postgresql
...
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: spacewalk-java-2.3.27-1.el7.noarch (spacewalk-nightly)
           Requires: dojo
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

Dojo

I found a compatible package (from FC18) here

Mirror:
http://jensd.be/download/dojo-1.8.3-1.fc18.noarch.rpm

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install http://jensd.be/download/dojo-1.8.3-1.fc18.noarch.rpm
...
=============================================================================================
 Package          Arch        Version                   Repository                      Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 dojo             noarch      1.8.3-1.fc18              /dojo-1.8.3-1.fc18.noarch       29 M
Installing for dependencies:
 apr              x86_64      1.4.8-3.el7               base                           103 k
 apr-util         x86_64      1.5.2-6.el7               base                            92 k
 httpd            x86_64      2.4.6-18.el7.centos       updates                        2.7 M
 httpd-tools      x86_64      2.4.6-18.el7.centos       updates                         77 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+4 Dependent packages)

Total size: 32 M
Total download size: 2.9 M
Installed size: 39 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

Installation

Finally, we can install spacewalk-postgresql without issues:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install spacewalk-postgresql
...
=============================================================================================
 Package                            Arch   Version                   Repository         Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 spacewalk-postgresql               noarch 2.2.2-1.el7               spacewalk         6.2 k
Installing for dependencies:
...

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package  (+414 Dependent packages)
Upgrade             (   7 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 198 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

Postgresql database

After the installation, we first need to install and prepare our Postgresql-database for Spacewalk:

Installation:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo yum install spacewalk-setup-postgresql
...
=============================================================================================
 Package                          Arch         Version                 Repository       Size
=============================================================================================
Installing:
 spacewalk-setup-postgresql       noarch       2.2.2-1.el7             spacewalk        15 k
Installing for dependencies:
 postgresql-pltcl                 x86_64       9.2.7-1.el7             base             57 k
 postgresql-server                x86_64       9.2.7-1.el7             base            3.8 M
 tcl                              x86_64       1:8.5.13-4.el7          base            1.9 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================================
Install  1 Package (+3 Dependent packages)

Total download size: 5.7 M
Installed size: 21 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
...
Complete!

After the installation, the database needs to be initialized:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo /usr/bin/postgresql-setup initdb
 Initializing database ... OK

Now that the Postgresql is ready to use, we need to determine what names we’ll use for our database and user.

In the example, I’m using spacewalk_db and spacewalk_user (you need to choose something…)

Once the database is initialized, we need to make sure that access to the database is permitted. Edit the file /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf and make  sure those are the only lines in the file (or add lines to the top of the file).

/var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf

local   spacewalk_db    spacewalk_user                  md5
host    spacewalk_db    spacewalk_user  127.0.0.1/8     md5
local   spacewalk_db    postgres                        ident
local   all             all                             peer
host    all             all             127.0.0.1/32    ident

At this time, we can start Postgresql and create the database for spacewalk and a user.

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo systemctl start postgresql
[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo su postgres
bash-4.2$ cd ~
bash-4.2$ createdb -E UTF8 spacewalk_db
bash-4.2$ createlang plpgsql spacewalk_db
createlang: language "plpgsql" is already installed in database "spacewalk_db"
bash-4.2$ createlang pltclu spacewalk_db
bash-4.2$ createuser -P -sDR spacewalk_user
Enter password for new role:
Enter it again:

 Some more fixes

Before finishing the Spacewalk installation, we need to adjust two files in order to make things work on CentOS 7:

Replace line 6 in file /etc/sysconfig/rhn/postgres/main.sql

\i /usr/share/pgsql/contrib/dblink.sql

becomes:

create extension dblink;

Or execute the following command:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo sed -i '6s/.*/create extension dblink;/' /etc/sysconfig/rhn/postgres/main.sql

Change the following in file /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz-spacewalk-www.conf (from line 113):

<IfVersion >= 2.4>
PerlConfigRequire PXT/Apache24Config.pm
</IfVersion>

becomes:

<IfVersion >= 2.4>
#PerlConfigRequire PXT/Apache24Config.pm
<AuthzProviderAlias user acl>
PerlAuthenHandler PXT::ApacheAuth
</AuthzProviderAlias>
</IfVersion>

Finishing the installation

Finally, if all goes well, we can finalize our Spacewalk installation by running the spacewalk-setup command:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo spacewalk-setup --disconnected --external-postgresql
* Setting up SELinux..
** Database: Setting up database connection for PostgreSQL backend.
Could not connect to the database.  Your connection information may be incorrect.  Error: DBI connect('dbname=rhnschema','rhnuser',...) failed: FATAL:  Peer authentication failed for user "rhnuser" at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/Spacewalk/Setup.pm line 1642.
Hostname (leave empty for local)?
Database? spacewalk_db
Username? spacewalk_user
Password?
** Database: Populating database.
*** Progress: ####################################
* Setting up users and groups.
** GPG: Initializing GPG and importing key.
** GPG: Creating /root/.gnupg directory
You must enter an email address.
Admin Email Address? jensd@jensd.be
* Performing initial configuration.
* Activating Spacewalk.
** Loading Spacewalk Certificate.
** Verifying certificate locally.
** Activating Spacewalk.
* Enabling Monitoring.
* Configuring apache SSL virtual host.
Should setup configure apache's default ssl server for you (saves original ssl.conf) [Y]? y
** /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf has been backed up to ssl.conf-swsave
* Configuring tomcat.
* Configuring jabberd.
* Creating SSL certificates.
CA certificate password?
Re-enter CA certificate password?
Organization? none
Organization Unit [spacewalk]?
Email Address [jensd@jensd.be]?
City? somewhere
State? somewhere
Country code (Examples: "US", "JP", "IN", or type "?" to see a list)? BE
** SSL: Generating CA certificate.
** SSL: Deploying CA certificate.
** SSL: Generating server certificate.
** SSL: Storing SSL certificates.
* Deploying configuration files.
* Update configuration in database.
* Setting up Cobbler..
Processing /etc/cobbler/modules.conf
‘/etc/cobbler/modules.conf’ -> ‘/etc/cobbler/modules.conf-swsave’
Processing /etc/cobbler/settings
‘/etc/cobbler/settings’ -> ‘/etc/cobbler/settings-swsave’
Cobbler requires tftp and xinetd services be turned on for PXE provisioning functionality. Enable these services [Y]? n
* Restarting services.
Installation complete.
Visit https://spacewalk to create the Spacewalk administrator account.

In the above commands, pay attention that your enter the correct information regarding database-name, user and password.

Firewall

Before we are able to connect to our newly configured Spacewalk-server, we need to make sure that the firewall doesn’t block access:

[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo firewall-cmd –add-service=https –permanent
success
[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo firewall-cmd –add-service=http –permanent
success
[jensd@spacewalk ~]$ sudo systemctl restart firewalld

Spacewalk basic setup

Finally, our spacewalk server is up and running. All that’s left to do is use your browser and navigate to the IP or hosntame of your server.

The first time, you will get the possibility to create a new spacewalk user and log in with it:

spacewalk_firstuser

It took me some time to figure this out and the methods used are not always 100% according to best practices (the least you could say). It was more of a challenge to prove that it does work :)

For more information about how to use Spacewalk, I might spend some time later. For now, you can find it here: https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/UserDocs#CoreGuides 

14 thoughts on “Spacewalk 2.2 installation on CentOS 7

  1. Thanks for the info!
    I’ll try to redo the installation in next coming days and will keep you posted.

  2. Hi!

    I installed Spacewalk on my CentOS 7 server and could create my admin account. After that I rebooted to make snapshot of VM. Now my serveris is back online, but login page will not open. I get cert error and after that ” The website cannot display the page” HTTP 500 error.
    What could be the problem?

  3. Hmm unfortunaly i get a error when running
    spacewalk-setup –disconnected –external-postgresql

    [root@spacewalk log]# spacewalk-setup –disconnected –external-postgresql
    * Setting up SELinux..
    ** Database: Setting up database connection for PostgreSQL backend.
    Could not connect to the database. Your connection information may be incorrect. Error: DBI connect(‘dbname=rhnschema’,’rhnuser’,…) failed: FATAL: Peer authentication failed for user “rhnuser” at /usr/share/perl5/vendor_perl/Spacewalk/Setup.pm line 1642.

    Hostname (leave empty for local)?
    Database? spacewalk_db
    Username? spacewalk_user
    Password?
    ** Database: Populating database.
    *** Progress: #
    Could not populate database.

    any ideas? :)

  4. ok never mind
    create extension dblink; was the problem, when i removed is the setup completed.

  5. I just determined that once I added the added the spacewalk nightly repo, I did not have to manually install any of the dependencies. They are now available without the need to manually install any of the packages you make available for download. Thanks for the info on the nightly, though. That one did hold me up.

    • At the time of writing, the packages weren’t there. As you can see, I did use jpackage.
      Thanks for the info, I should take some time to check my post and update it with the latest information.

  6. Thanks for your post.
    I tried to install it with Wiki but some informations (errors) are missing. With your post, all works fine !

  7. Thanks man! I spend so much time bugfixing the wiki. And your work saved me a LOT of further work.

  8. : AH00526: Syntax error on line 70 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz-spacewalk-www.conf:
    : Invalid command ‘PerlAuthenHandler’, perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration
    httpd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    kill: cannot find process “”
    httpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
    Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.

    If i have this l=ine,

    the apache wont work..

    3
    114
    115
    116
    117
    118
    = 2.4>
    #PerlConfigRequire PXT/Apache24Config.pm

    PerlAuthenHandler PXT::ApacheAuth

  9. Great documentation!!!!!

    I build brand new server with Cent-OS 7 minimal install and then followed your instructions.

    Warning at Step: spacewalk-setup –disconnected –external-postgresql
    It said;
    * Restarting services.
    Tomcat failed to start properly or the installer ran out of tries. Please check /var/log/tomcat*/catalina.out for errors.

    The tomcat error shows only following message
    cat /var/log/tomcat*/catalina.out
    tomcat-7.0.54 RPM installed

    When tried to start Apache, got the error

    systemctl status httpd.service
    httpd.service – The Apache HTTP Server
    Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/httpd.service; enabled)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu 2015-05-14 21:34:10 EDT; 6s ago
    Process: 44560 ExecStop=/bin/kill -WINCH ${MAINPID} (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Process: 44558 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/httpd $OPTIONS -DFOREGROUND (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
    Main PID: 44558 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

    httpd[44558]: AH00526: Syntax error on line 69 of /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz-spacewalk-www.conf:
    httpd[44558]: Invalid command ‘PerlModule’, perhaps misspelled or defined by a module not included in the ser…guration
    httpd.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
    kill[44560]: kill: cannot find process “”
    httpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
    systemd[1]: Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.
    systemd[1]: Unit httpd.service entered failed state.

    Any suggestion? Thank You.

    • I would suggest you to look for my newer post about Spacewalk 2.3 since that version is supported on CentOS 7 and you don’t need to ugly hacks anymore to get things working. You can find the post here: http://jensd.be/?p=566

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