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SMT Client error during registration: Your Registration Proxy server doesn't support this function

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)


When registering a new SLES12 SP2 SMT Client machine to an existing SMT Server with the "" script, the following logs are shown:

# ./ https://smtserverhost/center/regsvc
Do you accept this certificate? [y/n] y
Client setup finished.
Start the registration now? [y/n] y
/usr/bin/SUSEConnect --write-config --url
Your Registration Proxy server doesn't support this function. Please update it and try again.

When the debug log for SUSEConnect is enabled, the following logs are seen:
# /usr/bin/SUSEConnect --debug --write-config --url https://smtserverhost/center/regsvc
-> "{\"localized_error\":\"No repositories found\",\"status\":422,\"type\":\"error\",\"error\":\"No repositories found\"}"
-> "<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC \"-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN\">\n<html><head>\n<title>404 Not Found</title>\n</head><body>\n<h1>Not Found</h1>\n<p>The requested URL /connect/repositories/installer was not found on this server.</p>\n<p>Additionally, a 404 Not Found\nerror was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.</p>\n</body></html>\n"


Ensure the SMT Server has enabled and mirrored all the necessary SLES12 SP2 Repositories (e.g. SLES12-SP2-Pool, SLES12-SP2-Updates):

  1. Navigate to YaST ->  "Network Services" -> "SMT Server Management" GUI Wizard.

  2. Select and enable the necessary SLES12 SP2 related Repositories.

  3. Start the SMT mirror operation.

After the SMT mirror operation has completed, the SUSEConnect command should be able to register the SMT Client machine successfully.


The SMT Server has not enabled and mirrored the necessary SLES12 SP2 Repositories.


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  • Document ID:7018261
  • Creation Date: 11-Nov-2016
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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