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Bug 589100 - Registering RHEL client with latest rhn-client-tools causes Invalid arguments passed to function error
Registering RHEL client with latest rhn-client-tools causes Invalid arguments...
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: Clients (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jan Pazdziora
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Blocks: space11 589101
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Reported: 2010-05-05 08:00 EDT by Jan Pazdziora
Modified: 2010-08-19 04:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-19 04:24:17 EDT
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Description Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:00:51 EDT
Description of problem:

When rhnreg_ks is run with latest rhn-client-tools against Spacewalk 1.0, the profile get created but when sending package info, it fails.

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

Spacewalk 1.0 on server.
rhn-client-tools-1.0.0-1.el5 on client.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have Spacewalk 1.0 and RHEL 5 client.
2. Upgrade rhn-client-tools from Spacewalk 1.0 client repo.
3. Run rhnreg_ks.
Actual results:

# rhnreg_ks --activationkey=1-test-1 --force
An error has occurred:

Error Class Code: 21
Error Class Info: Invalid arguments passed to function.
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See /var/log/up2date for more information

and on the server in /var/log/rhn/rhn_server_xmlrpc.log

2010/05/05 13:49:48 +02:00 12662 rhnSQL/driver_cx_Oracle.connect('Connecting to database', 'xe')
2010/05/05 13:49:48 +02:00 12662 xmlrpc/registration.welcome_message('lang: None',)
2010/05/05 13:49:48 +02:00 12655 xmlrpc/registration.create_system("token = '1-test-1'", '5Server', 'i686-redhat-linux')
2010/05/05 13:49:48 +02:00 12655 rhnServer/server_token.process_token(1000010022, 'enterprise_entitled')
2010/05/05 13:49:48 +02:00 12386 xmlrpc/registration.add_hw_profile(1000010022, 'items: 19')
2010/05/05 13:49:49 +02:00 12656 xmlrpc/registration._normalize_packages('ERROR', 'Invalid package spec for extended_profile >= 2', <type 'list'>, 'len = 5')

Expected results:

No error.

Additional info:

The thread on spacewalk-list is
Comment 1 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:02:49 EDT
Comment 2 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:06:27 EDT
The quick fix would be to revert 015c750daa164e80cca51bd683270fa1f91352ad.

That however brings back the duplicate registration.welcome_message, to retrieve the capabilities.
Comment 3 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:18:54 EDT
Revert done in Spacewalk master, db3f1bd553304d4589d54d9d6ce6e45ef9d3915a.
Comment 4 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:20:19 EDT
Tagged as rhn-client-tools-1.1.3-1.
Comment 5 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 08:26:19 EDT
Cherry picked to SPACEWALK-1.0 as df55d4df46ecdb4ab34b474dcf81afab97ad6fb2, tagged as rhn-client-tools-1.0.2-1.
Comment 6 Jan Pazdziora 2010-05-05 09:45:04 EDT
Packages built.
Comment 7 Milan Zázrivec 2010-08-19 04:24:17 EDT
Spacewalk 1.1 has been released.

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