Installing Pulp

As we discussed in Chapter 1, Building a Standard Operating Environment on Linux, in this book, there will be times when even though you may have built a standardized operating environment around a given Linux distribution such as Ubuntu Server, you have to create an exception. Pulp is such a case, for although it can manage both .rpm and .deb packages (hence handling repository requirements for a wide variety of Linux distributions), it is only packaged for (and therefore is easiest to install) on CentOS, Fedora, and RHEL-based operating systems. You can still manage your Ubuntu Server estate with Pulp—you just need to install it on CentOS (or your preferred Red Hat variant).

There are several facets to the Pulp installation. ...

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