I don't know where to post this other than this.

I use ZCM to mirror the Novell patches using subscription replication.
After the changes Novell made this week to the replication server it no longer works!

I see the following error in the loader-messages.log (ZCM 11.2.3a running on SLES11sp2 (x86_64))

[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:16 AM] [] [Loader.Subscription Replication Handler] [27] [] [Processing Subscription Replication Queue Action... ] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:16 AM] [] [Loader.Subscription Replication Handler] [27] [] [Configured Value for Max Replication = 2] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:16 AM] [] [Replicate Subscriptions : /Subscriptions/SLES11-SP2-Updates] [27] [] [No proxy address specified] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:19 AM] [] [Replicate Subscriptions : /Subscriptions/SLES11-SP2-Updates] [27] [] [java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.util.webca che.WebCache.getInputStream(WebCache.java:315)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.NUS erver.parseRepoMD(NUServer.java:158)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.NUS erver.getPatchesFromRepository(NUServer.java:492)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.NUS erver.makePatchBundles(NUServer.java:1076)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.NUS erver.loadBundles(NUServer.java:701)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.Rem oteServer.retrieveBundles(RemoteServer.java:2298)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.Rem oteServer.calculateBundlesToDownload(RemoteServer. java:2352)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.Rem oteServer.getDownloadCatalog(RemoteServer.java:251 5)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.Cat alogProcessor.processCatalog(CatalogProcessor.java :110)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.server.ZCM LocalServer.update(ZCMLocalServer.java:225)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.Subscripti onSession.subscription(SubscriptionSession.java:29 4)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.ReplicateS ubscriptionImpl.Subscribe(ReplicateSubscriptionImp l.java:287)
at com.novell.zenworks.subscriptionSession.ReplicateS ubscriptionImpl.Subscribe(ReplicateSubscriptionImp l.java:194)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.replicateSubscripti on(SubscriptionReplicationHandler.java:621)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.processAction(Subsc riptionReplicationHandler.java:152)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.processAction(QueueThreadWorker.ja va:212)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.run(QueueThreadWorker.java:143)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run Task(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:886)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run (ThreadPoolExecutor.java:908)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:19 AM] [] [Loader.Subscription Replication Handler] [27] [] [com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.exceptions.InternalD ataModelException: Replication failed for: SLES11-SP2-Updatesjava.lang.NullPointerException
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.replicateSubscripti on(SubscriptionReplicationHandler.java:639)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.processAction(Subsc riptionReplicationHandler.java:152)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.processAction(QueueThreadWorker.ja va:212)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.run(QueueThreadWorker.java:143)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run Task(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:886)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run (ThreadPoolExecutor.java:908)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:33:19 AM] [] [Loader.Subscription Replication Handler] [27] [] [com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.exceptions.InternalD ataModelException: Replication failed for: SLES11-SP2-Updatesjava.lang.NullPointerException
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.replicateSubscripti on(SubscriptionReplicationHandler.java:651)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.handlers. SubscriptionReplicationHandler.processAction(Subsc riptionReplicationHandler.java:152)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.processAction(QueueThreadWorker.ja va:212)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.queue.runner.Qu eueThreadWorker.run(QueueThreadWorker.java:143)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run Task(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:886)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run (ThreadPoolExecutor.java:908)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:41:28 AM] [] [Loader.Status Storer Module] [50] [] [Processing Status_f7a1c16cbde7d1d2eb35804afb886c23_1367534473 961.xml] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:41:28 AM] [] [Status] [50] [] [java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.objects.status.Objec tInformation.updateEventStatus(ObjectInformation.j ava:636)
at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.objects.status.Objec tInformation.updateStatusEvent(ObjectInformation.j ava:466)
at com.novell.zenworks.datamodel.services.status.Stat usImpl.saveStatusEvent(StatusImpl.java:489)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.statusstorer.St atusStorerModule.processStatus(StatusStorerModule. java:330)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.modules.statusstorer.St atusStorerModule.run(StatusStorerModule.java:223)
at com.novell.zenworks.loader.ZENModuleThread.run(ZEN ModuleThread.java:111)
] [] []
[DEBUG] [5/3/13 10:41:28 AM] [] [Status] [50] [] [The status event for device f7a1c16cbde7d1d2eb35804afb886c23, object: 56742e87f9a397b40829409599068117 For the event null'] [] []