RHN registration fails with dbus_bindings.DBusException in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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  • The "rhn_register" command fails with the following messages:
        # rhn_register
        An error has occurred:
        See /var/log/up2date for more information
        # rhn_register
        Traceback (most recent call last):
          File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/tui.py", line 1510, in _activate_hardware
            hardwareInfo = hardware.get_hal_system_and_smbios()
          File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py", line 861, in get_hal_system_and_smbios
            computer = get_hal_computer()
          File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py", line 760, in get_hal_computer
            bus = dbus.SystemBus()
          File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 260, in __new__
            return Bus.__new__(cls, Bus.TYPE_SYSTEM, use_default_mainloop, private)
          File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/_dbus.py", line 99, in __new__
            bus._connection = dbus_bindings.bus_get(bus_type, private)
          File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 1692, in dbus_bindings.bus_get
        dbus_bindings.DBusException: Failed to connect to socket /var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory
        # rhn_register
        Traceback (most recent call last):
          File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnregGui.py", line 1722, in autoActivateNumbersOnce
            hardwareInfo = hardware.get_hal_system_and_smbios()
          File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/hardware.py", line 863, in get_hal_system_and_smbios
            props = computer.GetAllProperties()
          File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 25, in __call__
            ret = self._proxy_method (*args, **keywords)
          File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 102, in __call__
            reply_message = self._connection.send_with_reply_and_block(message, timeout)
          File "dbus_bindings.pyx", line 455, in dbus_bindings.Connection.send_with_reply_and_block
        dbus_bindings.DBusException: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
  • Another error message you may get is:
Introspect error: The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
  • rhnreg_ks fails with "dbus_bindings.DBusException"


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • rhn_register
  • rhnreg_ks

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