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Bug 213043 - Software Updater Issues
Summary: Software Updater Issues
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 213963
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: 6
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Panu Matilainen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-30 17:40 UTC by Krisstoffer
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-27 18:07:50 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
traceback report (deleted)
2006-10-30 17:40 UTC, Krisstoffer
no flags Details

Description Krisstoffer 2006-10-30 17:40:31 UTC
Description of problem:
Software Updater crashes on usage

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

How reproducible:
unknown - see attached

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
crash with traceback

Expected results:

Additional info:
See atttached file probably more helpful than any information ( which is little
) that i have provided. The component listed in the traceback is listed as
software updated, this doesnt appear listed thus rpmdb was the next best thing.

Comment 1 Krisstoffer 2006-10-30 17:40:32 UTC
Created attachment 139732 [details]
traceback report

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2006-10-30 18:49:34 UTC
This problem is with yum, so the component should be changed.

Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2006-11-16 20:26:36 UTC
what system is this on?

could you run:

rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release 

for me?


Comment 4 Krisstoffer 2006-11-16 20:54:27 UTC
this appears to fix it, it has come back once or twice.
rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --repairddb

output of requested is:

the above happened on a fresh install without modification ( new repos etc etc
just "as is shipped"

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2006-12-03 18:44:45 UTC
Segafualts and loss of data are likely due to removing an rpmdb environment
without correcting other problems in the rpmdb.

FYI: Most rpmdb "hangs" are now definitely fixed by purging stale read locks when opening
a database environment in rpm-4.4.8-0.4. There's more todo, but I'm quite sure that a
large class of problems with symptoms of "hang" are now corrected.

Detecting damaged by verifying when needed is well automated in rpm-4.4.8-0.4. Automatically 
correcting all possible damage is going to take more work, but a large class of problems is likely
already fixed in rpm-4.4.8-0.8 as well.


Comment 6 martin kovarik 2007-01-25 06:14:47 UTC
the similar problem. bug report:
Component: Software Updater
Summary: TB8a9160cb

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 659, in ?
  File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 655, in main
  File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 494, in run
  File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 269, in doRefresh
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pirut/", line 153, in reposSetup
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 408, in doGroupSetup
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 339, in add
    group = Group(elem)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 57, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 133, in parse
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 143, in
    raise CompsException

Local variables in innermost frame:
genre: optinoal
self: Graphics
package: digikam
packagelist_elem: <Element 'packagelist' at 0xa18fcb0>
child: <Element 'packagereq' at 0xa18fc20>

I do not know what to do...

Comment 7 Bill Wadley 2007-01-26 03:55:23 UTC
This last report appears identical to bug #224292. Ya'll should check it out.
The instructions regarding 'yum clean all' and then 'yum -y update' appear to
have worked for me (with my dump identical to your last one).

Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 05:27:55 UTC
User's account has been closed

Comment 9 Panu Matilainen 2007-08-22 06:32:23 UTC
Reassigning to owner after bugzilla made a mess, sorry about the noise...

Comment 10 Panu Matilainen 2007-08-27 18:07:50 UTC
Apart from comment 6, the random crashes etc are almost certainly results of
kernel 2.6.18-19 mmap() bug.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 213963 ***

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