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Chapter 4. Cloning Software Channels and Errata

Use the spacewalk-clone-by-date command to create custom cloned Red Hat Enterprise Linux channels based on the date an erratum was made available to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

4.1. Features

The following features are available with spacewalk-clone-by-date:
  • Cloning the channel errata and associated package states as they were on a specific date
  • Automating the cloning by scripts and template files
  • Removing or blocking packages from channels
  • Resolving package dependencies within the parent and child channels
  • Filtering and acting on specific errata while ignoring others. For example, acting only on security errata and ignoring bugfixes and enhancements.


You need to run the spacewalk-clone-by-date command as the root user and the username needs to be either an Organizational Administrator or Channel Administrator.