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Bug 825208 - fedora-cert does not work
Summary: fedora-cert does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-packager
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dennis Gilmore
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-05-25 11:14 UTC by Harald Reindl
Modified: 2013-02-14 01:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-14 01:06:23 UTC

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Description Harald Reindl 2012-05-25 11:14:52 UTC

i liked to setup "fedora-easy-karma" on my test machine
but it will not generate a cert :-(


[root@testserver:~]$ fedora-cert --username=hreindl -n
Getting a new User Certificate
FAS Password: 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/fedora-cert", line 71, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/fedora-cert", line 38, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fedora_cert/", line 96, in create_user_cert
    cert = fas.user_gencert()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fedora/client/", line 655, in user_gencert
    request = self.send_request('user/dogencert', auth=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fedora/client/", line 344, in send_request
    auth_params=auth_params, retries=retries)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fedora/client/", line 443, in send_request
    {'url': to_bytes(url), 'err': to_bytes(e)})
fedora.client.ServerError: ServerError(, 200, Error returned from json module while processing No JSON object could be decoded: line 1 column 0 (char 0))

Comment 1 Till Maas 2012-05-25 20:32:39 UTC
fedora-cert is part of fedora-packager. Nevertheless, you do not need a fedora certificate for fedora-easy-karma to work. Just run fedora-easy-karma --fas-username hreindl or report a bug if this does not work.

Comment 2 Dennis Gilmore 2012-05-25 21:23:06 UTC
the error could be better but its because you have to have signed the contributor agreement to be able to get a certificate.

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-01-16 22:35:33 UTC
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Comment 4 Till Maas 2013-01-20 22:01:59 UTC
It looks like this has been fixed in Fedora 17:
 95     try:
 96         cert = fas.user_gencert()
 97         fas.logout()
 98     except CLAError:
 99         fas.logout()
100         raise fedora_cert_error("""You must sign the CLA before you can generate your certificate.\n
101 To do this, go to""")

Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-02-14 01:06:30 UTC
Fedora 16 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2013-02-12. Fedora 16 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

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