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Bug 1367234 - smartmontools fails to update drive DB.
Summary: smartmontools fails to update drive DB.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: smartmontools
Version: 6.8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Michal Hlavinka
QA Contact: Vaclav Danek
Depends On: 1364830
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-08-16 02:04 UTC by Keigo Noha
Modified: 2017-03-21 11:13 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: smartmontools-5.43-3.el6
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Clone Of: 1364830
Last Closed: 2017-03-21 11:13:46 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2017:0724 normal SHIPPED_LIVE smartmontools bug fix update 2017-03-21 12:42:36 UTC

Description Keigo Noha 2016-08-16 02:04:41 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1364830 +++

Description of problem:
The current package version is 6.2 which uses HTTP for updating drive databases.
Sourceforge uses https but curl does not follow the redirect from http to https.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/sbin/update-smart-drivedb
2. see error message "/usr/sbin/update-smart-drivedb: download from trunk failed (HTTP error)"

Actual results:
Update failed

Expected results:
Update succeed

Additional info:
The problem was fixed in version 6.5, which was released 07.05.2016 but RedHat and Centos repos still contain v6.2

--- Additional comment from RHEL Product and Program Management on 2016-08-07 21:58:10 EDT ---

Since this bug report was entered in bugzilla, the release flag has been
set to ? to ensure that it is properly evaluated for this release.

Comment 1 Keigo Noha 2016-08-16 02:05:33 UTC
The issue occurs on RHEL6 latest smartmontools also.
The URL need to be updated.

Comment 2 Keigo Noha 2016-08-16 02:14:21 UTC
update-smart-drivedb shell script can not accept the latest drivedb.h.
The valid drivedb is

Comment 5 Christian Franke 2016-10-08 12:09:50 UTC
(In reply to Keigo Noha from comment #2)
> The valid drivedb is
> smartmontools/drivedb.h?format=raw

This would downgrade drivedb.h to the original version from the 5.43 source tarball. Please use the branch URL instead:

See also:

The current (reworked) update script allows to select alternative URLs (SVN, Sourceforge, Trac). This script could be used also for older releases if BRANCH is set accordingly:

$ ./configure --with-PACKAGE_SPECIFIC_SETTINGS
$ make update-smart-drivedb
$ sed -i 's,RELEASE_.*_DRIVEDB,RELEASE_5_43_DRIVEDB,' update-smart-drivedb

Comment 6 Michal Hlavinka 2016-10-20 11:43:52 UTC
Hi Christian, thanks for your input, it's always appreciated. I have already prepared fix that uses backported update script as you've suggested.

Comment 7 Christian Franke 2016-10-20 12:42:48 UTC
You're welcome.  BTW, I'm working on a new script which improves security:
This script will also work with older releases.

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2017-03-21 11:13:46 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.

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