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4.91. rhn-client-tools

Updated rhn-client-tools packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Red Hat Network Client Tools provide programs and libraries that allow the system to receive software updates from Red Hat Network (RHN).

Bug Fixes

When registering a system using certain locales (for example, Simplified Chinese or Japanese), and the user entered an invalid username and password, the firstboot application displayed an error message. However, missing line breaks caused the dialog box to become too large. This update adds line breaks in the error message, so that the dialog box is of reasonable size.
Previously, when using the rhn_register tool in text user interface (TUI) mode, an invalid link was displayed on the "Setting up software updates" page. The link has been corrected and now points to the correct location.
Previously, if the server's SSL certificate validation failed, attempting to register the system to RHN Classic failed with a traceback. With this update, a more useful error message is displayed instead of the traceback in the described scenario.
Red Hat Network (RHN) Proxy did not work properly if separated from a parent by a slow network. Consequently, users who attempted to download larger repodata files and RPM packages experienced timeouts. This update changes both RHN Proxy and Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHN Client to allow all communications to honor a configured timeout value for connections.


This update adds a function to get the number of physical CPU sockets in a managed system from Red Hat Network Satellite, the systems-management platform, via an API call.
Users of rhn-client-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.