Satellite 5.3: Unable to remove/verify pkgs via SSM due to missing package arch

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Can no longer remove or verify packages from existing systems via System Set Manager (SSM)  after upgrading to Satellite 5.3
  • System profiles (not including newly provisioned systems) do not list architecture under software profile - instead says  'architecture not specified'
  • RHEL 5 client systems are not impacted nor the latest RHEL 4 clients


  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite 5.3
  • Client systems running RHEL 2.1, 3, and/or RHEL 4.7 (or earlier)

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