'str' object has no attribute 'decode' while registering RHEL 8.5 to Red Hat Satellite 6

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  • While registering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, receiving below error:

    Foreman Bootstrap Script
    This script is designed to register new systems or to migrate an existing system to a Foreman server with Katello
    Traceback (most recent call last):
     File "/tmp/bootstrap.py", line 1334, in <module>
     File "/tmp/bootstrap.py", line 1018, in check_rpm_installed
       package_name = package['name'].decode('ascii')
    AttributeError: 'str' object has no attribute 'decode'


  • Red Hat Satellite 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5

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