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4.150. 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.
The rhn-client-tools packages provide programs and libraries that allow a system to receive software updates from Red Hat Network.

Bug Fixes

Previously, when the rhn-virtualization-host package was installed and the libvirtd service was not running, the exit status of the rhnreg_ks utility would incorrectly indicate an error even if it succeeded in registering the system. This update corrects this error and the rhnreg_ks utility now terminates with the exist status of 0 in this situation.
Prior to this update, an attempt to use the rhn-channel tool to manage a non-existent channel failed with a traceback. With this update, the user is presented with an informative error message.
When the user attempted to register a system with RHN Classic and provided invalid credentials, the rhn_register utility for the graphical user interface previously reported the following error at the very end of the registration process: "You have no active subscriptions available in your account". This update adapts the rhn_register utility to report invalid credentials as expected.
Previously, an error message that had no effect and mentioned Subscription Manager could appear if the user was registering the system with Red Hat Network or Red Hat Network Satellite. With this update, this message is no longer presented to the user.
In the beta version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, certain parts of the rhn_register utility and the firstboot application were not fully translated to all supported languages. This update ensures that both these tools are translated as expected.
When the server failover mechanism was enabled and rhnplugin failed to connect to the primary server, it did not correctly fall back to the secondary Red Hat Network Satellite or Red Hat Network Proxy server. This update ensures that when the primary server is unavailable and secondary servers are configured, rhnplugin correctly attempts to connect to these servers instead.


The rhn_register utility for the graphical user interface and the "Set Up Software Updates" part of the firstboot application have been adapted to mention Subscription Manager.
All users of rhn-client-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.