Satellite 5.4: 'rhncfg-client get' fails with a Traceback instead of deploying files

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • 'rhncfg-client get'or'rhncfg-client get <file>' result in a python Traceback:

rhncfg-client get /root/file: false
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/rhncfg-client", line 34, in ?
    sys.exit(Main().main() or 0)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/config_common/", line 187, in main
  File "/usr/share/rhn/config_client/", line 62, in run
    dep_trans.add_preprocessed(path, processed_path, file_info, dirs_created)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/config_common/", line 188, in add_preprocessed
    self._chown_chmod_chcon(processed_file_path, dest_path, file_info, strict_ownership=strict_ownership)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/config_common/", line 145, in _chown_chmod_chcon
    mode = string.atoi(str(mode), 8)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/", line 403, in atoi
    return _int(s, base)
ValueError: invalid literal for int():


  • Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4
  • Spacewalk 1.5 (nightly build)
  • rhncfg-client-5.9.27-15.el5

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