[Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3/4/5] [RHN Satellite 5.3] System registration fails when non-xmlrpc-compliant chars are returned by dmidecode

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • registration attempts fail with "Internal Server Error"
  • registration succeeds if the hardware profile is not sent, e.g.,

    # rhnreg_ks --profilename <profile name> --username <user> --password <password> --nohardware


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite 5.3.x

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