The software described in this documentation is either no longer supported or is in extended support.
Oracle recommends that you upgrade to a current supported release.

1.4.10 Issues With Kickstart After an Upgrade,

After a Spacewalk server is upgraded, using existing kickstart profiles and distributions might result in errors. The web interface might show error messages such as:

This kickstart profile uses a different type of encryption by default than the root password is currently using. You must reset the root password to encrypt it with the new method.

The solution is:

  1. Reset the root password.

  2. Restart the Spacewalk service.

    # /usr/sbin/spacewalk-service restart
  3. Remount your distribution trees and ISO images.