Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454005
If registration fails at first, you need to restart rhn_register
Last modified: 2009-09-02 07:21:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Tried to register a machine upgraded from RHES4->RHES5. Entered an installation
number at firstboot - a bad one unfortunately, which doesn't even show up in Red
Hat subscription mgt any longer.
Anyway, once network is up, I run rhn_register from commandline. It contacts
RHN, then complains that there are no entitlements available and that I either
- unentitle a system
- buy moar entitlements
- enter another installation number
At this point, kafkaesque shit comes down. Whilr staying in rhn_register, I
unentitle a system, try my installation numbers with and without dashes, in caps
or not, I always get the error message the the "installation number is incorrect".
Finally I decide to get out of rhn_register and restart it. Bingo - registration
works first time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Confusing error message about the syntax of the installation number is seen.
Installation number should pass with flying colors and system should be
registered pretty immediately. Or else rhn_register should say "please restart
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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