Red Hat Satellite 6.10 upgrade fails with PG::NotNullViolation: ERROR: column "subscription_id" contains null values

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Red Hat Satelite 6.10


  • Upgrading Red Hat Satellite to 6.10 fails at db:migrate step with below error:

    PG::NotNullViolation: ERROR:  column "subscription_id" contains null values


  • Run below commands on Satellite as a workaround of BugZilla 2023809

    # foreman-rake console
       ::Katello::Pool.where(subscription_id: nil).destroy_all
  • Attempt Satellite upgrade again.

Root Cause

  • This issue has been highlighted to Red Hat Engineering team and is being tracked under BugZilla 2023809

Diagnostic Steps

  • Running foreman-rake db:migrate command fails with below error:

    # foreman-rake db:migrate --trace
    'ErbParser' is ignored.
    'RubyParser' is ignored.
    ** Invoke db:migrate (first_time)
    ** Invoke db:load_config (first_time)
    ** Invoke environment (first_time)
    ** Execute environment
    API controllers newer than Apipie cache! Run apipie:cache rake task to regenerate cache.
    ** Execute db:load_config
    ** Invoke plugin:refresh_migrations (first_time)
    ** Invoke environment
    ** Execute plugin:refresh_migrations
    ** Execute db:migrate
    == 20210331180353 KatelloPoolOrganizationIdNotNullable: migrating =============
    -- change_column(:katello_pools, :organization_id, :integer, {:null=>false})
      -> 0.0023s
    -- change_column(:katello_pools, :subscription_id, :integer, {:null=>false})
    rake aborted!
    StandardError: An error has occurred, this and all later migrations canceled:
    PG::NotNullViolation: ERROR:  column "subscription_id" contains null values

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