sosreport seems to hang after printing "Setting up plugins ..." on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

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Issue

  • The sosreport command seems to hang after printing Setting up plugins ... on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4

    # sosreport 
    
    sosreport (version 3.4)
    
    [... more lines ...]
    
    Press ENTER to continue, or CTRL-C to quit.
    
    Please enter your first initial and last name [XXX]: 
    Please enter the case id that you are generating this report for [YYY]: 
    
     Setting up archive ... 
     Setting up plugins ... 
    
  • The sosreport command was completing without issues prior to upgrade to RHEL 7.4

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.4
  • sos-3.4.x (e.g. sos-3.4-6.el7.noarch shipped with RHEL 7.4)

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