Upgrading Satellite from 5.2 to 5.3 fails with "User 'rhnsat' does not have the 'ALTER SESSION' privilege"

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • ssl_error.log shows "File does not exist: /var/www/html/rhn"
  • Upgrade script fails with following errors:

    ** Database: Testing database connection. 
    Tablespace errors: 
      User 'rhnsat' does not have the 'ALTER SESSION' privilege. 
    Issuing rollback() for database handle being DESTROY'd without explicit disconnect(). 


  • Satellite 5.2 upgrade to 5.3
  • Satellite previously upgraded from 4.x to 5.x
  • Embedded Oracle database

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