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Bug 83479 - Binary data in error message.
Summary: Binary data in error message.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-04 19:55 UTC by Ralph Loader
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-04 20:47:54 UTC

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Description Ralph Loader 2003-02-04 19:55:47 UTC
Description of problem:

rpm prints error messages with binary data. (Not sure if rpm or db4 is at fault).

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


How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. As non-root, try to remove some installed rpms:

rpm -e XFree86-ISO8859-2-75dpi-fonts- 2>&1|less

Actual results:

Some of the error message contains binary data.  Cut'n'paste from less:

rpmdb: c_del: attempt to modify a read-only tree
error: db4 error(13) from dbcursor->c_del: Permission denied
error: error(13) removing record "<CB><FC>uj-4<CC>xO<A7>#<9B>F<83>88^^" from

Expected results:

The error messages should only contain text.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-02-04 20:47:54 UTC
You've got bigger problems than binary data in error message.

    rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
    rpm --rebuilddb -vv
and repeating whatever caused the above.

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