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Bug 156131 - yum update results in python NameError (too many packages?)
Summary: yum update results in python NameError (too many packages?)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-27 19:36 UTC by Paul Dickson
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-27 20:21:26 UTC

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Description Paul Dickson 2005-04-27 19:36:08 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-2 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
Running "yum update" to update fc4-test2 this morning resulted in the error:

NameError: global name 'yum' is not defined

Reducing the total number of packages to less than 50 allowed a successful
install of all packages.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update

To reduce the list of packages, I used commands similar to "yum update 'e*'".

Actual Results:  The test transaction succeeded, the real transactions failed before starting.

Expected Results:  Packages being installed.

Additional info:

Trimmed output from error:

(90/96): xorg-x11-doc-6.8 100% |=========================| 5.0 MB    00:10
(91/96): xorg-x11-twm-6.8 100% |=========================| 156 kB    00:00
(92/96): vim-enhanced-6.3 100% |=========================| 1.0 MB    00:02
(93/96): libselinux-1.23. 100% |=========================|  64 kB    00:00
(94/96): gnome-applets-2. 100% |=========================| 7.1 MB    00:14
(95/96): system-config-la 100% |=========================|  50 kB    00:00
(96/96): system-config-ki 100% |=========================| 951 kB    00:01
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 15, in ?
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 149, in main
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 651, in doTransaction
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/PIL/", line 333, in runTransaction

NameError: global name 'yum' is not defined
[root@white 11:51:27 ~]# 

Subsets of the entire set of packages have install successfully.  I'll
continue whittling down the list until the entire list installs or a bad
package is found. (will finish before submitting this bug report)

Once there was only 49 packages remaining, yum update installed without

512MB RAM, only 28KB swapped (yes, KB).

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-27 20:21:26 UTC
Caused by a silly namespace problem already fixed in upstream CVS and will be in
2.3.3.  The root cause is likely that you didn't have enough space on / for all
of the updates.

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