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Bug 681138

Summary: yum not update
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: napcoin <napcoin>
Component: yumAssignee: packaging-team-maint
Status: CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>
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Version: 5.0CC: james.antill
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Hardware: x86_64   
OS: Linux   
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Description napcoin 2011-03-01 03:45:04 EST
uname -a  >> /root/bugz/bug
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-238.1.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Jan 4 13:34:58 EST 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

My problem: Then I try "yum update" I have:

[root@localhost ~]# yum update 
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 157, in main
    base.getOptionsConfig(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 187, in getOptionsConfig
    self.conf
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 665, in <lambda>
    conf = property(fget=lambda self: self._getConfig(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 240, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 804, in readMainConfig
    yumvars['releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 883, in _getsysver
    hdr = idx.next()
StopIteration

I try fix it

step 1

[root@localhost ~]# yum clean all
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 157, in main
    base.getOptionsConfig(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 187, in getOptionsConfig
    self.conf
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 665, in <lambda>
    conf = property(fget=lambda self: self._getConfig(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 240, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 804, in readMainConfig
    yumvars['releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 883, in _getsysver
    hdr = idx.next()
StopIteration
[root@localhost ~]# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
[root@localhost ~]# rpm --rebuilddb
[root@localhost ~]# yum update
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 157, in main
    base.getOptionsConfig(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 187, in getOptionsConfig
    self.conf
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 665, in <lambda>
    conf = property(fget=lambda self: self._getConfig(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 240, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 804, in readMainConfig
    yumvars['releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 883, in _getsysver
    hdr = idx.next()
StopIteration


Why to fix it?
Comment 1 James Antill 2011-03-01 09:25:14 EST
> [root@localhost ~]# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
> [root@localhost ~]# rpm --rebuilddb

I would have expected that to fix it.

What does:

rpm -q rpm yum

...say?