Updated python-rhsm packages that fix several bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The python-rhsm package contains a library for communicating with the representational state transfer (REST) interface of Red Hat's subscription and content service. This interface is used by the Subscription Management tools for management of system entitlements, certificates, and access to content.
Previously, Subscription Manager had the fakamai-cp1.pem certificate installed in the /etc/rhsm/ca/fakamai-cp1.pem directory after installation. However, the certificate serves only for testing purposes and is not needed by the tool itself. With this update, the certificate has been removed.
If the subscription-manager command was issued with an incorrect or empty --server.port option, the command failed with a traceback. With this update, the tool now sets the provided port value as expected and no traceback is returned.
If the activation key contained non-ASCII characters, the registration failed with the following error:
Network error. Please check the connection details, or see /var/log/rhsm/rhsm.log for more information.
This happened due to an incorrect conversion of the key into the URL address. With this update, subscription-manager converts the characters correctly and the registration succeeds in the scenario described.
Several configuration settings had no default value defined in the Red Hat Subscription Manager (RHSM), which could cause some commands to return a traceback. The default RHSM values are now set as expected and the problem no longer occurs.
When the user defined a proxy server in rhsm.conf, the Subscription Manager did not work and returned the "unknown URL type" error. This happened because the "Host" header was not sent up to the CDN when acquiring the list of releases using a proxy. With this update, the "Host" header is sent to the CDN and the proxy definition in rhsm.conf is processed as expected.
The bug fixes and some of the new features introduced in the python-rhsm package on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 have been backported into the python-rhsm on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3.
All users of python-rhsm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.