Bug 559164

Summary: Bad patch backport, uses yumdb which isn't in RHEL-5 == crash on reinstall of unavailable packages
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Michal Nowak <mnowak>
Component: yumAssignee: James Antill <james.antill>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Petr Sklenar <psklenar>
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Version: 5.5CC: ddumas, jhutar, ohudlick, psklenar
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Regression
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: yum-3.2.22-24.el5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Michal Nowak 2010-01-27 05:53:22 EST
Description of problem:

[root@altix4 smoke-test]# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Cleaning up Everything
[root@altix4 smoke-test]# yum reinstall coreutils.i386
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Reinstall Process
rhts-custom1                                                                             | 1.1 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom1/primary                                                                     | 6.0 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom1                                                                                              32/32
rhts-custom2                                                                             | 1.1 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom2/primary                                                                     | 7.3 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom2                                                                                              36/36
rhts-custom3                                                                             | 1.1 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom3/primary                                                                     | 816 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom3                                                                                          2292/2292
rhts-custom4                                                                             | 1.1 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom4/primary                                                                     | 8.8 kB     00:00     
rhts-custom4                                                                                              35/35
rhts-noarch                                                                              |  951 B     00:00     
rhts-noarch/primary                                                                      | 603 kB     00:00     
rhts-noarch                                                                                           3757/3757
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 309, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 178, in main
    result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 349, in doCommands
    return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd, self.extcmds)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 1008, in doCommand
    return base.reinstallPkgs(extcmds)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 691, in reinstallPkgs
    if 'from_repo' in ipkg.yumdb_info:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 71, in __getattr__
    val = val[varname] # a lot we should preload at __init__.
KeyError: 'unknown header tag'

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


[ia64] coreutils-5.97-23.el5_4.1
[i386] coreutils-5.97-23.el5_4.1

How reproducible:

ia64 box w/ few i?86 packages installed from i386 repo, which is currently not available (but that does not matter, even when available via

cp /etc/yum.repos.d/rhts-custom.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/rhts-custom2.repo
sed -i -e 's/ia64/i386/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/rhts-custom2.repo

it fails too).
Comment 1 James Antill 2010-01-27 11:35:03 EST
Yep, thanks for finding this, bad backport ... the RHEL-5 yum doesn't have yumdb_info, yet.

Easy fix, just remove those three lines:

                if 'from_repo' in ipkg.yumdb_info:
                    xmsg = ipkg.yumdb_info.from_repo
                    xmsg = _(' (from %s)') % xmsg

...I did a quick grep and that's the only hit I get for yumdb.
Comment 2 James Antill 2010-01-27 13:47:33 EST
yum-3.2.22-24.el5 is building as:

Comment 3 Michal Nowak 2010-01-28 04:37:06 EST
Works fine. Tested. Thanks, James!
Comment 4 Petr Sklenar 2010-01-28 09:34:39 EST
start with verification of this bug, and start writing rhts test
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 04:30:12 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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