Error when trying to register client machine "ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32"

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  • When trying to register a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8(x86_64) machine, it failed with following error message.
File "/usr/sbin/rhnreg_ks", line 29, in ?
    from up2date_client import rhnreg
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 24, in ?
    import hardware
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 26, in ?
    import dmidecode
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 29, in ?
    from dmidecodemod import *
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8(x86_64)
  • python-dmidecode-3.10.13-1.el5_5.1.i386
  • libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.2.i386

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