rhn_register fails with "ImportError: No module named hardware_hal"

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  • rhn_register fails with following traceback:
# rhn_register
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/rhn_register", line 26, in <module>
   from up2date_client import tui
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/tui.py", line 29, in <module>
   import rhnreg, hardware
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnreg.py", line 22, in <module>
   import hardware
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py", line 40, in <module>
   from hardware_hal import check_hal_dbus_status, get_hal_computer, read_hal
ImportError: No module named hardware_hal
  • We are getting following message in /var/log/messages
python: abrt: detected unhandled Python exception in /usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • rhn-client-tools

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