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Bug 224375 - Software Updater crashes during "Retrieving Update Information" state
Summary: Software Updater crashes during "Retrieving Update Information" state
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 224292
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut
Version: 6
Hardware: powerpc
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-25 14:18 UTC by Matthew Schumacher
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-01-25 17:18:07 UTC

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Description Matthew Schumacher 2007-01-25 14:18:28 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc; en-US; rv: Gecko/20061219 Fedora/ Firefox/ pango-text

Description of problem:
I have been installing all of the updates as they become available.  I have been able to update using yum, but the graphical interface does not work.  Upon its crash, I was instructed to go to and file a report.  Although I have seen this problem listed in Bugzilla, I have not seen it listed for the PPC.

I am using a PowerBook G4, 1.33 GHz processor.  I have also noticed this issue on a dual 1 GHz PowerMac G4.

I have attempted to use the rm /var/lib/rpm/__db* and rpm --rebuilddb in the terminal.  This fixed it yesterday night (01/24/2006), but it did not fix it this morning (01/25/2006)

The following dump file was created on my PowerBook G4:
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 parse_package_list
    raise CompsException

Local variables in innermost frame:
genre: optinoal
self: Graphics
package: digikam
packagelist_elem: <Element 'packagelist' at 0x10713200>
child: <Element 'packagereq' at 0x10713140>

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
version 1.2.8 Release 1.fc6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launched Software Update
2. Crash occured, giving me the above dump file.

Actual Results:
The following message come up:
Exception Occured

An unhandled exception has occured.  THis is most likely a bug.  Please save the crash dump and file a detailed bug report against Software Updater at

It then gave the contents of the dump file, as seen above.

Expected Results:
I expected to have a list of updates, or at least a message saying no updates were requried/fould.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dr. Rob Higgins 2007-01-25 14:37:11 UTC
exactly the same exception to software updater and same package info being
retrieved (digikam) on my fc6 i386 or i686 running on an HP AMD 64 live (not
running 64 bit version)

Comment 2 Jacek Piskozub 2007-01-25 15:34:50 UTC
One more dup of bug 224292

Comment 3 Peter Pein 2007-01-25 16:41:25 UTC
Maybe "genre: optinoal" is not perfectly correc ? ;-)

Comment 4 Dr. Rob Higgins 2007-01-25 16:47:14 UTC
same CompsException during update in YUM Extender

Comment 5 Michael Schwendt 2007-01-25 17:18:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 224292 ***

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