Bug 2058772 - kernel_settings error configobj not found on RHEL 8.6 managed hosts
Summary: kernel_settings error configobj not found on RHEL 8.6 managed hosts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhel-system-roles
Version: 8.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.6
Assignee: Rich Megginson
QA Contact: David Jež
Gabi Fialová
Whiteboard: role:kernel_settings
Depends On: 2058756 2060525
Blocks: 2060378
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2022-02-25 20:12 UTC by Rich Megginson
Modified: 2022-05-11 06:47 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rhel-system-roles-1.15.1-1.el8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
.The Kernel settings System Role now correctly installs `python3-configobj` Previously, the Kernel settings role returned an error that the `python3-configobj` package could not be found. The role failed to find the package because it did not install `python3-configobj` on managed hosts. With this update, the role now installs `python3-configobj` on managed hosts and works correctly.
Clone Of: 2058756
: 2060378 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2022-05-10 14:13:20 UTC
Type: Bug
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Issue Tracker RHELPLAN-113883 0 None None None 2022-02-25 20:16:27 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2022:1896 0 None None None 2022-05-10 14:14:46 UTC

Description Rich Megginson 2022-02-25 20:12:41 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #2058756 +++

Description of problem:
The kernel_settings role will issue an error like 'configobj not found' on RHEL 8.6 managed hosts.  This only happens if the package `python3-configobj` is not already present on the host.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
If the managed host is from a VM image which uses cloud-init, then python3-configobj is pulled in as a dependency.  So in order to reproduce, you must use on a managed host not using cloud-init, or otherwise having python3-configobj installed, or you must remove cloud-init and any leaf dependencies installed by cloud-init.  Also note that `yum erase cloud-init` or `yum remove cloud-init` DOES NOT remove these leaf dependencies, because something about the dependencies are installed at machine provisioning time.  So if you want to reproduce by removing cloud-init and dependencies, you have to manually find and remove them.

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--- Additional comment from Rich Megginson on 2022-02-25 18:48:24 UTC ---

Note: This is due to a recent change in tuned in rhel 8.6 - they switched from using configobj to configparser.  kernel_settings did not have an explicit dependency on configobj.

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2022-05-10 14:13:20 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (rhel-system-roles bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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