Scheduled patches from RHN or Red Hat Satellite fails with "Error while executing packages action: empty transaction [[6]] "

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Scheduled updates form RHN/RHN-Satellite fails with following message on the client system:
"Error while executing packages action: empty transaction [[6]] "
  • "Auto Errata Apply" fails with " Error while executing packages action: empty transaction [[6]] "

  • Channels are refreshed nightly for new patch updates. When scheduling a server to be updated, most of the patches are deployed but its failing for few critical errata.

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Red Hat Network(RHN)
  • yum

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