Why does system-config-network crash on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • system-config-network crashes with the below stack trace:

    Component: system-config-network 
    Summary: TB0a0f70ae maindialog.py:602:hydrateProfiles:TypeError: sequence item not a string or unicode object 
    Traceback (most recent call last): 
      File "/usr/sbin/system-config-network-gui", line 167, in main 
        window = mainDialog() 
      File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 248, in __init__ 
      File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 392, in hydrate 
      File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/maindialog.py", line 602, in hydrateProfiles 
        hclist.append([host.IP, host.Hostname, 
    TypeError: sequence item not a string or unicode object


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • system-config-network- or earlier

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