Bug 456740

Summary: software updater has a bug
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: John Coleman <john>
Component: yumAssignee: James Antill <james.antill>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>
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Version: 5.4CC: cperry
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Description John Coleman 2008-07-25 18:22:51 EDT
Description of problem:I started the software updater and it started downloading
the updates and as it was taking a long time I left it doing this. When I
returned the server would not respond. I had to do a hard reboot. Now when I
start the software I get an error that says " An unhandled exception has
occurred. This is most likeley a bug. Please save the crash dump and file a
detailed bug report against software updater."

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How reproducible: everey time 

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Actual results:No updates

Expected results:Updates or to be told no updates available

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Comment 1 John Coleman 2008-07-25 18:22:51 EDT
Created attachment 312691 [details]
The log from the crash
Comment 4 seth vidal 2009-02-24 15:00:00 EST
can you report the output of:

rpm -qa | grep yum

I think you have a duplicate yum-metadata-parser.
Comment 5 James Antill 2009-03-25 01:48:05 EDT
Yeh, we've seen this before ... when doing the update from 5.1 to 5.2 a few people reported aborted rpm transactions and were left with multiple y-m-p packages.