Description of problem:
up2date --register/rhn_register does not check if a system is already registered
unless you use the --nox option. If you invoke up2date --nox --register or
rhn_register --nox, you will get a message saying "This system appears to
already be registered. Continue anyway?" Not so without the --nox option.
It shouldn't matter whether or not you're using the GUI or the TUI, you should
be informed if the system is already registered.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Register a system.
2. Run up2date --register. GUI pops up with no warning that the system is
3. Run up2date --register --nox. TUI gives a warning.
User is warned that the system is already registered, regardless of --nox in the
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This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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