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Bug 81787 - up2date error with Traceback
Summary: up2date error with Traceback
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-14 00:09 UTC by David Mitchell
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-10 16:07:57 UTC

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Description David Mitchell 2003-01-14 00:09:20 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-5.0 i686)

Description of problem:
I tried to run up2date for the first time, and I got the following stdout:

[dmitch@jules dmitch]$ up2date
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 17, in ?
    from up2date_client import rpcServer
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 8, in ?
    import up2dateAuth
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 4, in ?
    import rpmSource
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 11, in ?
    import up2dateUtils
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 15, in ?
    import rpmUtils
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 274, in ?
    rpm_version = getRpmVersion()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 269, in getRpmVersion
    raise up2dateErrors.RpmError("Couldn't determine what version of rpm you are
running.\nIf you get this error, try running \n\n\t\trpm --rebuilddb\n\n")
up2date_client.up2dateErrors.RpmError: RPM error.  The message was:
Couldn't determine what version of rpm you are running.
If you get this error, try running 

		rpm --rebuilddb

[dmitch@jules dmitch]$ 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Installed Redhat 6.2 Professional
2.Ran up2date from the command line as root

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-15 05:00:07 UTC
What happens when you run `rpm --rebuilddb`
and try it again?

Comment 2 David Mitchell 2003-01-15 20:15:22 UTC
Same results...

Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2003-01-16 06:09:24 UTC
what's happening is up2date is unable to find a package that
provdes "redhat-release"

can you try:
     rpm -q --what-provides "redhat-release"


    rpm -q redhat-release

Comment 4 David Mitchell 2003-01-17 18:10:56 UTC
Thanks for the response. :) Here's the results:

[root@jules dmitch]# rpm -q --whatprovides "redhat-release"
[root@jules dmitch]# rpm -q redhat-release
[root@jules dmitch]# 

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-03-10 16:00:24 UTC
Adding the package corrected this problem in my case. 
Up2date works for me now

Comment 6 Josef Komenda 2003-03-10 16:07:57 UTC
Fixed, closing.

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