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Bug 157221 - yum scriptlet failed
Summary: yum scriptlet failed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-05-09 15:34 UTC by Doug Henderson
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-08-27 02:55:03 UTC

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Description Doug Henderson 2005-05-09 15:34:30 UTC
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Description of problem:
running kernel-2.6.11-1.1286_FC4 and ignoring the presence of some selinux message during reboot.

Here are the last few lines of the yum update output:

Downloading Packages:
(1/1): kernel-2.6.11-1.12 100% |=========================|  14 MB    00:51
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
error: %pre(kernel-2.6.11-1.1287_FC4.i686) scriptlet failed, exit status 255
error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping kernel-2.6.11-1.1287_FC4

Installed: kernel.i686 0:2.6.11-1.1287_FC4

It last two messages suggest success, however the 1287 kernel is not installed.

I rebooted, adding selinux=0 to boot parameters, and the yum update really successfully installed kernel-2.6.11-1.1287_FC4

I think there are two errors here. One with yum - for reporting success when it in fact failed. The other with selinux. This bug report is for yum.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot kernel-2.6.11-1.1286_FC4
2. yum remove kernel-2.6.11-1.1287_FC4
3. yum update

Additional info:

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-05-09 17:28:26 UTC
rpm/selinux bug - not yum.


Comment 2 Doug Henderson 2005-05-24 23:13:54 UTC
This problem has not occured with FC4test3.

I suspect this problem is no longer reproducable. I have no objection to seeing
it closed on that account.

Comment 3 John Hodrien 2005-07-08 10:42:44 UTC
Sadly I've just had this problem on an FC4 final box during a full update a week
ago.  Having tracked it down to this bug.  It was completely repeatable. 
Disabled selinux and all was well.  Did a full upgrade to today's packages,
restarted with selinux enabled and I can't repeat it anymore...

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2005-08-27 02:55:03 UTC
This problem appears unreproducible, and related to selinux behavior. Reopen and assign to selinux if you 
want it fixed.

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