1.2.16 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 display error messages such as the following:

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.

As a workaround, do the following:

  1. Reset the root password.

  2. Restart the Spacewalk service.

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