Red Hat Satellite Content View package and errata reports

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In order to produce a report of packages contained in a Content View in Red Hat Satellite, the following hammer command can be used:

hammer --csv package list --content-view CV-Name --content-view-version x.y --organization ACME --per-page N

where CV-Name is the name is the name of the content view, x.y is the content version (such as 1.0, 2.0, etc) and N is the number of records that you wish to return. For example, a content view with the name RHEL-Latest at version 12.0 containing 36000 RPMs, the following would be used:

hammer --csv package list --content-view RHEL-8-Latest --content-view-version 12.0 --organization ACME --per-page 36100

I’ve added an extra 100 to the ‘–per-page’ argument to make sure that everything is included.

The output will be a CSV with output similar to the following:

# hammer --csv package list --content-view RHEL-8-Latest --content-view-version 12.0 --organization ACME --per-page 5
Id,Filename,Source RPM
245326,389-ds-base-1.4.0.20-7.module+el8+2750+1f4079fb.x86_64.rpm,389-ds-base-1.4.0.20-7.module+el8+2750+1f4079fb.src.rpm
242490,389-ds-base-1.4.0.20-10.module+el8.0.0+3096+101825d5.x86_64.rpm,389-ds-base-1.4.0.20-10.module+el8.0.0+3096+101825d5.src.rpm
262730,389-ds-base-1.4.1.3-7.module+el8.1.0+4150+5b8c2c1f.x86_64.rpm,389-ds-base-1.4.1.3-7.module+el8.1.0+4150+5b8c2c1f.src.rpm
283599,389-ds-base-1.4.2.4-8.module+el8.2.0+5959+cfcaedbd.x86_64.rpm,389-ds-base-1.4.2.4-8.module+el8.2.0+5959+cfcaedbd.src.rpm
295135,389-ds-base-1.4.2.4-10.module+el8.2.0+7749+4a513fb2.x86_64.rpm,389-ds-base-1.4.2.4-10.module+el8.2.0+7749+4a513fb2.src.rpm

It’s also possible to report on the errata content within a view as follows:

# hammer --csv erratum list --content-view RHEL-8-Latest --content-view-version 12.0 --organization ACME --per-page 36100

Sample output:

# hammer --csv erratum list --content-view RHEL-8-Latest --content-view-version 12.0 --organization ACME --per-page 5
Id,Errata ID,Type,Title,Issued,Updated
73296,RHSA-2022:5468,security,Important: php:8.0 security update,2022-06-30,2022-06-30
73295,RHSA-2022:5467,security,Important: php:7.4 security update,2022-06-30,2022-06-30
73286,RHSA-2022:5469,security,Important: firefox security update,2022-06-30,2022-06-30
73285,RHSA-2022:5470,security,Important: thunderbird security update,2022-06-30,2022-06-30
73299,RHBA-2022:5332,bugfix,scap-security-guide bug fix and enhancement update,2022-06-28,2022-06-28

The output from these reports can be shared with teams who may want to know what patch levels their servers will be updated to.

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