Bug 1290021 - xml_dump_primary_metadata() fails if created with sumtype being Unicode
xml_dump_primary_metadata() fails if created with sumtype being Unicode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: createrepo (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2015-12-09 09:13 EST by Brian Bouterse
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:50 EST (History)
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Description Brian Bouterse 2015-12-09 09:13:48 EST
I am on F23 and I have the following RPMs installed.


In my Python application we have had the following code working for a long time:

from createrepo import yumbased
po = yumbased.CreateRepoPackage(ts, pkg_path, sumtype=sumtype)

sumtype has always been a str, but more recently our application is getting more Unicode support. When sumtype became a Unicode object I now receive the following traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/vagrant/devel/pulp_rpm/plugins/pulp_rpm/plugins/importers/yum/upload.py", line 100, in upload
    handlers[type_id](repo, type_id, unit_key, metadata, file_path, conduit, config)
  File "/home/vagrant/devel/pulp_rpm/plugins/pulp_rpm/plugins/importers/yum/upload.py", line 311, in _handle_package
    unit.repodata = rpm_parse.get_package_xml(file_path, sumtype=unit.checksumtype)
  File "/home/vagrant/devel/pulp_rpm/plugins/pulp_rpm/plugins/importers/yum/parse/rpm.py", line 40, in get_package_xml
    primary_xml_snippet = change_location_tag(po.xml_dump_primary_metadata(), pkg_path)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/packages.py", line 1342, in xml_dump_primary_metadata
    assert type(msg) is str

One solution would be to allow that argument to be unicode. A broader effort to test createrepo with unicode data would also be good.
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