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7.241. subscription-manager

Updated subscription-manager packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The subscription-manager packages provide programs and libraries to allow users to manage subscriptions and yum repositories from the Red Hat Entitlement platform.


The subscription-manager packages have been upgraded to upstream version 1.1.15, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#860291)

Bug Fixes

The dbus packages, which contain the D-BUS communication system, are not included in the minimal installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, the subscription-manager utility depends on dbus, which could previously cause subscription-manager to terminate unexpectedly with a traceback during the registration process. The system was registered successfully but the rhsmcertd daemon was not able to communicate with subscription manager servers, such as candlepin, Subscription Asset Manager, or katello. With this update, subscription-manager exits without a traceback when dbus is not present on the system. To ensure proper communication with the subscription manager servers, install dbus manually by running "yum install dbus".
Due to an incorrect error handling of invalid system names, the system could be left in unusable state during the first boot process. The handling of invalid system names has been fixed and first boot proceeds properly as expected.


With this update, the subscribe-manager "unsubscribe" command has been renamed to "remove".
BZ#874776, BZ#874804
With this update, the subscribe-manager "subscribe" command has been renamed to "attach". This change includes also the references to the "subscribe" command, such as "--auto-subscribe", which has been renamed to "--auto-attach".
All users of subscription-manager are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.