Received 'ascii' codec error during registration

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Pre-existing system with third-party RPMs installed
  • Attempting to register to Satellite fails with:
While running 'registration.add_packages': caught
<type 'exceptions.UnicodeEncodeError'> : 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xae' in position 12: ordinal not in range(128)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10
  • 3rd-party RPMs installed

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