4.161. rhn-client-tools

Updated rhn-client-tools packages that fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The rhn-client-tools packages provide programs and libraries that allow a system to receive software updates from Red Hat Network (RHN) and Red Hat Network Satellite.

Bug Fixes

BZ#595837, BZ#751760
Prior to this update, the libraries provided by the rhn-client-tools packages may have occasionally failed with a traceback when the network connection was reset by peer. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified to display an appropriate error message in this situation.
BZ#706148
When more then one server was enabled in the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date configuration file and the first server was not available, a yum command such as "yum update" did not attempt to connect to the second server and kept connecting to the first one. This update applies a patch that corrects this error, and when the first server is unavailable, yum now attempts to connect to the second server as expected.
BZ#720966
The rhn-channel utility allows users to subscribe or unsubscribe from a channel on the command line. Previously, an attempt to provide both username and password interactively caused the authentication to fail with the "Invalid username/password combination" error message. This happened, because rhn-channel did not remove the newline character from the username. With this update, this error has been corrected, and the rhn-channel utility no longer fails to authenticate the user when correct credentials are entered interactively.
BZ#729467
When a user runs the rhn_register utility on a system that is already registered, the utility displays a warning message that the system is already set up for software updates. This update rephrases this warning message for clarity.
BZ#744111
When a user registered a system with RHN Classic immediately after its provisioning, the Subscription Manager incorrectly reported that the system is non-compliant. Consequent to this, the user had to log out and then log in to the system to work around this problem. With this update, when a user registers a system with RHN Classic, the Red Hat Network Client Tools now send a message to the Subscription Manager over D-Bus, resolving this issue.
BZ#773463
When using the firstboot application to register a system, "RHN Classic Mode" is now selected by default on the "Choose Server" screen.
BZ#681132
The underlying implementation of exception handling has been corrected.
All users of rhn-client-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.