Recommended update for SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7

SUSE Recommended Update: Recommended update for SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7
Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2013:1914-1
Rating: important
References: #823813 #847254 #849856 #850105 #850983
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2

  • An update that has 5 recommended fixes can now be installed. It includes 8 new package versions.


    This collective update for SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7 provides
    the following fixes and enhancements:


    * Remove extraneous 'except'.
    * Catch jabberd connection errors.


    * Replace encode/decode with to_string/to_unicode.
    * Make sure we put strings to fd.write().
    * Python server: better logging of exceptions.
    * Log errors on bad request. (bnc#849856)


    * Include fixed version of sm-client-tools. (bnc#823813)


    * Uptime report: respect xmlrpc's integer limits.


    * /etc/hosts doesn't work with proxies. (bnc#850983)


    * Avoid crashes when a channel's metadata contains
    UTF-8 data. (bnc#850105)
    * Call zypper with --auto-agree-with-licenses, as
    interactive agreement is not possible from remote.

    How to apply this update:

    1. Log in as root user to the SUSE Manager proxy. 2. Stop
    the proxy service: spacewalk-proxy stop 3. Apply the patch
    using either zypper patch or YaST Online Update. 4. Start
    the Spacewalk service: spacewalk-proxy start

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2:
      zypper in -t patch slemap17sp2-suse-manager-proxy-201312-8660

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2 (x86_64) [New Version: 0.9.5 and]:
    • spacewalk-backend-
    • spacewalk-backend-libs-
    • zypp-plugin-spacewalk-0.9.5-0.5.5
    • SUSE Manager Proxy 1.7 for SLE 11 SP2 (noarch) [New Version: 1.2.3,,,, and]:
    • osad-
    • sm-client-tools-1.2.3-0.5.2
    • spacewalk-base-minimal-
    • spacewalk-certs-tools-
    • spacewalk-check-
    • spacewalk-client-setup-
    • spacewalk-client-tools-
    • spacewalk-proxy-broker-
    • spacewalk-proxy-common-
    • spacewalk-proxy-management-
    • spacewalk-proxy-package-manager-
    • spacewalk-proxy-redirect-