Bug 1275179 - subscription-manager attach --quantity 2 without --pool option auto-attaches the subscription
subscription-manager attach --quantity 2 without --pool option auto-attaches ...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: subscription-manager (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
medium Severity medium
: pre-dev-freeze
: 6.8
Assigned To: William Poteat
John Sefler
: Reopened, Triaged
Depends On:
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Reported: 2015-10-26 04:41 EDT by Shwetha Kallesh
Modified: 2018-03-14 16:08 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: subscription-manager-1.16.6-1
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Last Closed: 2018-03-14 16:08:25 EDT
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Description Shwetha Kallesh 2015-10-26 04:41:24 EDT
Description of problem:
subscription-manager attach --quantity 2 without --pool option doesnot throw an error , instead auto-attaches the subscription

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@dhcp35-236 ~]# subscription-manager attach --quantity 2

Installed Product Current Status:
Product Name: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Status:       Subscribed

[root@dhcp35-236 ~]# subscription-manager list --consumed
   Consumed Subscriptions
Subscription Name:   CloudForms Employee Subscription
Provides:            Oracle Java (for RHEL Server)
                     Red Hat Software Collections Beta (for RHEL Server)
                     Red Hat CloudForms Beta
                     Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
                     Red Hat CloudForms
                     Red Hat Software Collections (for RHEL Server)
                     Red Hat Beta
SKU:                 SER0412
Contract:            10041814
Account:             477931
Serial:              3129267362953183931
Pool ID:             8a85f9843affb61f013b1fae79e26a75
Provides Management: No
Active:              True
Quantity Used:       1
Service Level:       Self-Support
Service Type:        L1-L3
Status Details:      Subscription is current
Subscription Type:   Standard
Starts:              11/20/2012
Ends:                01/01/2022
System Type:         Physical

Actual results:

auto-attaches the subscriptions

Expected results:
Error: --quantity is only applicable with --pool

Additional info:
Comment 2 Shwetha Kallesh 2015-10-26 04:45:58 EDT
[root@dhcp35-236 ~]# subscription-manager version
server type: Red Hat Subscription Management
subscription management server:
subscription management rules: 5.15
subscription-manager: 1.15.9-15.el7
python-rhsm: 1.15.4-5.el7
Comment 5 John Sefler 2015-12-03 15:19:23 EST
commit 281c1e5818eefa89bc73ba438c75494e16afc698

   1275179: Do not allow quantity with auto attach
Comment 6 Mike McCune 2016-03-28 19:45:25 EDT
This bug was accidentally moved from POST to MODIFIED via an error in automation, please see mmccune@redhat.com with any questions
Comment 8 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 05:51:46 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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