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Bug 87929 - up2date registration cannot using to an existing account: "problem registering username"
Summary: up2date registration cannot using to an existing account: "problem registerin...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-03 19:22 UTC by Graham Leggett
Modified: 2013-08-22 15:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-14 19:26:29 UTC

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Description Graham Leggett 2003-04-03 19:22:55 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030318

Description of problem:
- Run up2date on a brand new system.

- Select "existing user", and provide username and password.

- Move through wizard steps, until up2date tries to connect to rhn for the first

- A popup window appears saying "problem with username".

- Sit back and wonder why on earth the lazy-ass programmer didn't mention WHAT
problem with the username.

- The account used has no free entitlements, which I assume is the problem, but
this should not prevent the registration procedure from completing, or from at
least a proper PARAGRAPH of explanatory text appearing saying exactly what is wrong.

- Did I mention that "problem with username" is one of the most STOOOPID error
messages I ever saw? (not as bad as "operation failed: success", but close).

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Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-04-08 22:04:49 UTC
fixed in 3.1.24

Comment 2 Matt Jamison 2003-05-14 19:26:29 UTC
tested it and now it gives a much better description.

error Message:
Username 'sdfasdfas' has not been reserved
Error class code: 1
error class info: this does not appear to be a valid username.

Comment 3 Steve Dickson 2013-08-22 15:14:19 UTC
*** Bug 963148 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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