On SUSE Manager Proxy, mgr-bootstrap reports that the file /usr/share/rhn/config-defaults/rhn_server.conf can't be found

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SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.3


When running the command mgr-bootstrap on SUSE Manager Proxy, the following errors are reported.
CONFIG PARSE WARNING: File not found or can't be read /usr/share/rhn/config-defaults/rhn_server.conf
CONFIG PARSE WARNING: key not found in config default dict ('server',)

The command completes successfully apart from these messages.


This is primarily a cosmetic issue. Functionality is not impacted, and no action is required to continue using the product.

Optionally, to prevent the messages from showing up, copy the file /usr/share/rhn/config-defaults/rhn_server.conf from the SUSE Manager Server to the same location on the SUSE Manager Proxy.


The file indicated is not present on SUSE Manager Proxy, but the mgr-bootstrap tool carries over code intended for SUSE Manager Server that references this file and produces a warning if it can't be found.


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:000020905
  • Creation Date: 29-Dec-2022
  • Modified Date:06-Jan-2023
    • SUSE Manager
    • SUSE Manager Proxy

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