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How to unregister SUSE Manager Client

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SUSE Manager


A client is registered to SUSE Manager, but needs to be unregistered.


In order to unregister a SUSE Manager client, several rpms must be removed. Try the following method first:

# zypper rm -u spacewalksd spacewalk-check zypp-plugin-spacewalk spacewalk-client-tools
This will show the following:
Refreshing service 'spacewalk'.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...
The following packages are going to be REMOVED:
  spacewalk-check spacewalk-client-setup spacewalksd zypp-plugin-python zypp-plugin-spacewalk
5 packages to remove.
After the operation, 301.0 KiB will be freed.
Continue? [y/n/?] (y):
The above 5 rpm packages are client specific, and should be removed.
If this fails, you'll have to do this manually.  Don't do the "rpm -e" commands unless the "zypper rm" command above fails.
rpm -e spacewalk-client-setup
rpm -e spacewalksd
rpm -e spacewalk-check
rpm -e zypp-plugin-spacewalk
rpm -e zypp-plugin-python
After this is complete, remove the following file:
That file only exists on a client machine and is used to register itself with SUSE Manager.
When this is done, refresh the repositories on the server (zypper ref -s), and then list them out (zypper lr) and make sure everything looks good.

If any repositories pointing to spacewalk still exist, remove them using the following:

# zypper repos -d
# zypper removerepo <ID of the repo in the output from previous command>


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  • Document ID:7013242
  • Creation Date:10-SEP-13
  • Modified Date:01-DEC-14
    • SUSESUSE Manager

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