Sosreport fails on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with "ValueError: error:2D07D06A:FIPS routines:EVP_DigestInit_ex:fips selftest failed".

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  • Sosreport generation fails on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 with following traceback:
# sosreport
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/sosreport", line 18, in <module>
    from sos.sosreport import sosreport, doExitCode
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sos/", line 40, in <module>
    import sos.policyredhat
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sos/", line 27, in <module>
    import hashlib
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/", line 101, in <module>
ValueError: error:2D07D06A:FIPS routines:EVP_DigestInit_ex:fips selftest failed


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3
  • Sosreport

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