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Bug 467150 - SpaceWalk rely on Proprietary Database, should be based on OpenSource Databases
Summary: SpaceWalk rely on Proprietary Database, should be based on OpenSource Databases
Alias: None
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: Server
Version: 0.6
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jesus M. Rodriguez
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
Blocks: space04
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-10-16 00:07 UTC by Ivan Quirino
Modified: 2009-01-17 01:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-17 01:27:54 UTC

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Description Ivan Quirino 2008-10-16 00:07:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Why rely on Oracle 10g Express? Why rely on proprietary database software? To download Oracle 10g Express you need to fill a enormous form, to download a proprietary software. This doesn't make sense, since there's MySQL and PostgreSQL, which are not limited to one database. 

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Comment 1 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2009-01-17 01:27:54 UTC
The FAQ on the wiki answers this question:

We also have an initiative to port it to using PostgreSQL:

We all agree that being locked into Oracle is not ideal. But because of
where Spacewalk (and it's downstream Satellite) historically came from
Oracle is what we have for the short term.

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