5.314. subscription-manager

Updated subscription-manager packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Subscription Manager tool allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.

Bug Fixes

BZ#833390
Prior to this update, CLI (command-line interface) calls to "subscription-manager release --list" were ignoring the command-line proxy options. As a consequence, running the command with proxy configuration values specified as arguments resulted in the proxy settings from the configuration file being used instead of those specified on the CLI. With this update, if the user specifies a proxy using command-line options, these values correctly override corresponding proxy settings in the rhsm.conf file when the command is run.
BZ#834558
Client ID certificates expire after one year, and previously could be regenerated only manually by the user. With this update, the client can automatically retrieve an updated client ID certificate from the entitlement server if this is supported by the target instance.
All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated subscription-manager packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Subscription Manager tool allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.

Bug Fixes

BZ#830267
Prior to this update, the Subscription list was blank in the Confirm Subscriptions page of Firstboot when LANG was set to ja_JP. This was because the rhn_review_gui screen and the rshm_confirm_subs screens had the same translated name in Japanese. This bug has been fixed and the Confirm Subscriptions page now correctly displays the Subscription list in the aforementioned case.
BZ#830269
When going back from the Subscription list in Firstboot, instead of being directed to the Entitlement Platform Registration page, the Set Up Software Updates page was displayed when LANG was set to ja_JP. This was because the rhn_review_gui screen and the rshm_confirm_subs screens had the same translated name in Japanese. This bug has been fixed and going back from the Subscription list page now works as expected in the scenario described.
All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated subscription-manager packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Subscription Manager tool allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.

Bug Fixes

BZ#830267
Prior to this update, the Subscription list was blank in the Confirm Subscriptions page of Firstboot when LANG was set to ja_JP. This was because the rhn_review_gui screen and the rshm_confirm_subs screens had the same translated name in Japanese. This bug has been fixed and the Confirm Subscriptions page now correctly displays the Subscription list in the aforementioned case.
BZ#830269
When going back from the Subscription list in Firstboot, instead of being directed to the Entitlement Platform Registration page, the Set Up Software Updates page was displayed when LANG was set to ja_JP. This was because the rhn_review_gui screen and the rshm_confirm_subs screens had the same translated name in Japanese. This bug has been fixed and going back from the Subscription list page now works as expected in the scenario described.
All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated subscription-manager packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Subscription Manager tool allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.

Bug Fix

BZ#829426
Messages provided previously by the yum plug-in were insufficient. The yum plug-in has been improved to display more verbose information and warning messages to users (for example when no subscriptions have been consumed, subscriptions have expired or are not active).
All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated subscription-manager packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Subscription Manager tool allows users to understand the specific products which have been installed on their machines, and the specific subscriptions which their machines are consuming.

Enhancements

BZ#768419
The User Interface used generic searching and was not tied any workflow. With this update, the UI has been restructured to focus on service levels. Once a user selects a service level, the rest of the features use that service level to simplify the workflow, making the UI more intuitive for users.
BZ#767620
Subscription Manager previously assumed that users requested content from the Subscription Service only (via the redhat.repo). Users who wished to use their own sources (and repos) had to manually disable the repo provided by Subscription Manager. This update adds a new configuration option which disables the creation of repo files. This option, "manage_repos=0", can be configured in the "/etc/rhsm/rhsm.conf" file. Users are now able to use subscription-manager for subscription management only, and not use the content access features.
BZ#749433
This update provides a new tool to migrate RHN Classic customers to the certificate-based RHN: "rhn-migrate-classic-to-rhsm". For more information on this tool, refer to section "Migrating Systems from RHN Classic to Certificate-based Red Hat Network" in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Deployment Guide.
BZ#782433
To register against the customer portal, users had to provide username and password credentials, which could then be logged or kept in the history collection and potentially cause a security issue. With the introduction of Subscription Asset Manager, users can now use activation keys as a replacement for username/password credentials.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated subscription-manager packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.
Updated python-rhsm packages and subscription-manager packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The python-rhsm packages provide a library for communicating with the representational state transfer (REST) interface of Red Hat's subscription and content service. The Subscription Management tools use this interface to manage system entitlements, certificates, and content access.
The subscription-manager packages provide programs and libraries to allow users to manage subscriptions and yum repositories from the Red Hat Entitlement platform.

Note

  • The python-rhsmpackages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#967460)
  • The subscription-manager packages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#967476)
  • The subscription-manager-migration-data packages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#967478)

Bug Fixes

BZ#967460
The python-rhsm packages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
BZ#967476
The subscription-manager packages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
BZ#967478
The subscription-manager-migration-data packages have been upgraded to the latest upstream version, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
The subscription-manager packages provide programs and libraries to allow users to manage subscriptions and yum repositories from the Red Hat Entitlement platform.
Users of subscription-manager and python-rhsm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.