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Bug 158392 - yum misreports update errors
Summary: yum misreports update errors
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
: 158388 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-21 13:46 UTC by Avi Kivity
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: rpmdebugplugin
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-04-19 20:02:21 UTC

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Description Avi Kivity 2005-05-21 13:46:51 UTC
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Description of problem:
due to some selinux problem, rpm scriplets do not execute for me: 
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
 openssh-server          x86_64     4.0p1-3          development-loca  222 k 
Transaction Summary 
Install      0 Package(s) 
Update       1 Package(s) 
Remove       0 Package(s) 
Total download size: 222 k 
Is this ok [y/N]: y 
Downloading Packages: 
Running Transaction Test 
Finished Transaction Test 
Transaction Test Succeeded 
Running Transaction 
error: %pre(openssh-server-4.0p1-3.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 255 
error:   install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping openssh-server-4.0p1-3 
Updated: openssh-server.x86_64 0:4.0p1-3 
but yum says the package has been updated, while it was not: 
[avi@blast ~]$ rpm -q openssh-server 
this misreporting is confusing and potentially dangerous 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update a package that fails its pre-install script  

Actual Results:  yum reported the package as updated   

Expected Results:  yum should have warned that the package was not updated 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2005-06-19 03:11:12 UTC

Dupe of

Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2005-06-19 06:53:36 UTC
*** Bug 158388 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-21 18:13:59 UTC
This is difficult to actually catch as rpm doesn't pass up the scriptlet errors
via the callback

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2005-10-05 22:10:28 UTC
And the callback cannot be changed, can it?

rpm reports sciptlet returns on stderr if/when equivalent of -vv is specified.

Off to youm as a RFE, I've asked for that from Seth for diagnostic debugging repeatedly ...

Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2005-10-05 22:13:44 UTC
paul already implemented the rpmdebug output via a yum plugin.

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