The package changelogs are missing from Red Hat Satellite WebUi

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  • Red Hat Satellite 5.5


  • The package changelogs are missing from Red Hat satellite WebUi [Channels > Packages > Change_log] getting error :
There was an error reading the selected package changelog. Please check that the package physically exists and has the correct permissions.


  • Set the permissions 755 correctly for the full tree path /var/satellite/redhat/

  • Corret the permissions:

[root@anp 7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255]# chmod 755 /var/satellite/redhat/

[root@anp 7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255]# namei -mom $PWD/vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm
f: /var/satellite/redhat/NULL/7a0/vim-common/2:7.2.411-1.8.el6/i686/7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255/vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm
 dr-xr-xr-x root   root   /
 drwxr-xr-x root   root   var
 drwxr-xr-x apache apache satellite
 drwxr-xr-x apache root   redhat
 drwxr-xr-x apache root   NULL
 drwxr-xr-x apache root   7a0
 drwxr-xr-x apache apache vim-common
 drwxr-xr-x apache apache 2:7.2.411-1.8.el6
 drwxr-xr-x apache apache i686
 drwxr-xr-x apache apache 7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255
 -rw-r--r-- apache apache vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm

Root Cause

  • The permissions were set incorrectly, /var/satellite/redhat having 700 permissions:
[root@anp 7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255]# namei -m $PWD/vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm
f: /var/satellite/redhat/NULL/7a0/vim-common/2:7.2.411-1.8.el6/i686/7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255/vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm
 dr-xr-xr-x /
 drwxr-xr-x var
 drwxrwxrwx satellite
 drwx------ redhat
 drwxr-xr-x NULL
 drwxr-xr-x 7a0
 drwxr-xr-x vim-common
 drwxr-xr-x 2:7.2.411-1.8.el6
 drwxr-xr-x i686
 drwxr-xr-x 7a01c647e3fc999f930ab363b0ca2f61b67fa8e15caaa679c2b0e88863d9b255
 -rw-r--r-- vim-common-7.2.411-1.8.el6.i686.rpm

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