Satellite 5.4 Upgrade does not carry over HTTP Proxy settings

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  • We just upgraded both our satellite servers from 5.3 to 5.4.  The upgrade went smoothly, except the HTTP Proxy does not get carried over.
  • For a connected satellite, it means the activation step (step 4 in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/satellite-upgrade/satellite-upgrade.txt) fails.
  • I am referring to this line in /etc/rhn/rhn.conf:

    server.satellite.http_proxy =
  • Obviously this is easy to work around, but this setting gets clobbered twice during the update.  First during the upgrade (step 1) and then again in step 7 or 8 (not sure which one).

  • Upgrading satellite does not change my need (or lack thereof) for a HTTP Proxy, so that setting should carry over as part of the upgrade process.


  • Satellite 5.4, upgraded from Satellite 5.3

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