Bug 103803 - rhn_register fails with SSL_CONNECT problems when attempting to change the registration of a previously registered system.
rhn_register fails with SSL_CONNECT problems when attempting to change the re...
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn_register (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-09-05 01:31 EDT by Rich
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-04 14:47:22 EDT
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Description Rich 2003-09-05 01:31:34 EDT
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Description of problem:
I borrowed a old laptop from a friend for another friend who just got out of the
hospital to read email on.  I could not do up2date because his registration had
expired.  I attempted to run rhn_register to reregister the system under my
name, and I lost.  SSL_CONNECT errors.  I saw the note about the cert change, so
I download the the new rpms, and no joy.  Still it starts says this system is
already registered do you want to proceed.  I say yes, and then it dies with 5
SSL_CONNECT failures.  I verify the new cert, and the rpm files and they are all
good.  Still no joy.  I lose.

Finally I gave up renamed the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/{rhn_register,systemid} files
and run rhn_register.  Now I have joy. My system is updated, thought you might
want to know about the bug. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1.7.3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.take a system with an expired registration, i.e. one that has been unused for
months.
2. run rhn_register to change the registration to a new account
3. Click yes when it asks if you want to do so.
Voila!  

Actual Results:  5 SSL_CONNECT failures.  A note saying server or certificate
error.  No joy.

Expected Results:  It should have allowed me to reset the registration information.

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