Cannot register a system, registration fails with a cryptic error.

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  • Registration of the system fails with following error message.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_register", line 25, in <module>
    from up2date_client import tui
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 29, in <module>
    import rhnreg, hardware
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 20, in <module>
     import hardware
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 32, in <module>
     import dmidecode
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/", line 28, in <module>
      import libxml2
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/", line 1, in <module>
    import libxml2mod
ImportError: /usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/ symbol xmlFirstElementChild, version LIBXML2_2.7.3 not defined in file with link time reference


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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