Changing namespace on already registered SMT clients fails
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Novell Subscription Management Tool 1.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3
If a client has already been registered against e.g. the testing namespace and the register command in /etc/suseRegister.conf is modified to point to e.g. production (&namespace=none - or omitted), then it will not pick up the change after having registered against the SMT server.
Although the <zmdconfig> tag at the end of /root/.suseregister.log file shows that SMT server does send back the correct URL of the service(s), the client does not modify the zypper repository/repositories.
The problem does not exist for SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 11 Service Pack 1 and later clients.
The root cause is that refresh of a service does not modify a changed URL in an already existing repository, which is a bug in the libzypp package on SLE 11.
This has been fixed in libzypp-5.30.3, which was released as a maintenance update for SLE 11 in June 2009.
Option 1 :
Update the libzypp package to at least the version above.
Option 2 :
Add the following line to the [NU]section of/etc/smt.conf on the SMT server :
This will force a change of the alias for the repo(s) in question during registration by appending the namespace name to the repository alias sent to the clients. The namespace will only be appended if it is different from none (production) - i.e testing or full.
The refresh (# zypper ref -s) after the registration process on the client will then replace the old repository with the new one.
This platform uses ZENworks Management Daemon (ZMD) which does not have the same functionality as the zypper package manager on SLE 11.
For this platform, the only solution is to implement the
as described above.
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- Document ID:7005877
- Creation Date:30-APR-10
- Modified Date:30-APR-12
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