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Fail to Add Parent Channel to Client with Command spacewalk-channel (Doc ID 2394275.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


User can successfully add the parent channel to Linux client in Spacewalk GUI, but user can not add the parent channel to client by running 'spacewalk-channel' command from Linux client system. 

This issue can occur on Linux client system with release version 5, 6 and 7. The detailed error is shown as below:

# spacewalk-channel -a -c parent-test
Username: <username>
Password: <password>
Error communicating with server. The message was:
Error Message:
Parent of channel parent-test is not subscribed to server&nbsp;
Error Class Code: 32
Error Class Info: Channel error
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