Client not able to register in Satellite server

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  • Client not able to register in Satellite server
  • Unable to run rhn_register
  • rhn_register generates the following libxml2 errors:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/sbin/rhn_register", line 26, in <module>
    from up2date_client import tui
    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 28, in <module>
    import rhnreg, hardware
    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 21, in <module>
    import hardware
    File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 38, in <module>
    import dmidecode
    File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/", line 28, in <module>
    import libxml2
    File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/", line 1, in <module>
    import libxml2mod
    ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/ symbol xmlInitializeDict, version LIBXML2_2.8.0 not defined in file with link time reference


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.x
  • EMC Networker Backup Client (lgtoclnt.x86_64)
  • libxml2

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