Not able to register the system on satellite 5.x

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  • Not able to register the system on satellite 5.x
  • When trying to register, it throw following error:-
# rhnreg_ks  --activationkey=<activation-key> --serverUrl=<> --force
Error in sys.excepthook:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/

", line 234, in exceptionHandler
    sys.stderr.write(utf8_encode(_("An error has occurred:") + "\n"))
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/

", line 72, in utf8_encode
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/rhn/

", line 48, in bstr
    return str(obj.encode('utf8', errors='ignore'))
TypeError: encode() takes no keyword arguments


  • Red Hat Satellite 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x

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