Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 718207
fence_ilo fails silently when pyOpenSSL is not installed
Last modified: 2011-12-06 07:22:58 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #698002 +++
Description of problem:
The cman RPM does not depend on pyOpenSSL, and fence_ilo simply fails with "Unable to connect/login to fencing device", regardless if '-v' or '-D /tmp/foo' are passed. This makes it very difficult to sort out what is wrong.
It is true that the fence_ilo man page indicates that this is a required package, but it is easily missed when people skip the DESCRIPTION section and go right to reading the switches.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Uninstall pyOpenSSL
2. Run 'fence_ilo -a <ip> -l <user> -p <pass> -o reboot
Fails with a generic error message
Report that a dependent package is missing.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2011-05-24 06:52:05 EDT ---
cman should be dependent on pyOpenSSL. Today I run into huge problems after cluster split brain condition with this error.
You created an identical Bug #718208 against RHEL 5.6. Did you test against both distribution versions?
Marking as VERIFIED for fence-agents-3.1.5-10.el6
Since the only change is the rpm package dependency list, tested simply by calling:
[root@z1 tmp]# rpm -e pyOpenSSL
error: Failed dependencies:
pyOpenSSL is needed by (installed) rhnlib-2.5.22-12.el6.noarch
pyOpenSSL is needed by (installed) fence-agents-3.1.5-10.el6.i686
pyOpenSSL is needed by (installed) python-paste-1.7.4-1.el6.noarch
pyOpenSSL is needed by (installed) python-paste-script-1.7.3-4.el6.noarch
The rpm error clearly shows that pyOpenSSL cannot be removed without removing fence-agents as well, therefore solves the original issue.
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, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.