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Bug 82066 - up2date fails with RPM error
Summary: up2date fails with RPM error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-01-17 01:57 UTC by Ron Hauptfleisch
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-17 23:36:28 UTC

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Description Ron Hauptfleisch 2003-01-17 01:57:13 UTC
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Description of problem:
I get the following error when trying to run up2date:
[root@arrakis root]# up2date
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 20, in ?
    from up2date_client import rpcServer
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 10, in ?
    import up2dateAuth
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 6, 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 261, in ?
    rpm_version = getRpmVersion()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 257, 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
Following the instructions, I run rpm --rebuilddb
[root@arrakis root]# rpm --rebuilddb
[root@arrakis root]#
I then try up2date again and get the same result as before

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce: up2date

Actual Results:  See Description

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-17 22:51:07 UTC
Can you send me the output of:

    rpm -q --what-provides redhat-release


   rpm -q redhat-release

Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2003-01-17 22:56:54 UTC
er, make that:

    rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release

(ie, no dash in whatprovides)

Comment 3 Ron Hauptfleisch 2003-01-17 23:36:28 UTC
Please close this.  I reinstalled Redhat 8 to resolve the problem.  I cannot,
therefore, provide the additional information requested.  Sorry.

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