Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1293782
dnf clean all does not wait for current running upgrade
Last modified: 2016-12-15 07:18:26 EST
Created attachment 1108829 [details]
Tail of dnf upgrade output, including the error
Description of problem:
I ran a `sudo dnf upgrade`, and while it was running, I inadvertently triggered a script I wrote which does a `sudo dnf clean all`. The clean finished successfully, but interrupted the ongoing upgrade, resulting in many duplicated packages (as seen by `sudo dnf repoquery --duplicated`).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run dnf upgrade
2. run dnf clean all in another terminal
`dnf clean all` finished successfully, but the `dnf upgrade` was interrupted with a failure.
`dnf clean all` should have waited for the upgrade to finish.
This left the rpmdb in a pretty corrupted state that is difficult to recover from. I can't easily remove dupes either, because dnf complains about removing the protected package "dnf".
We should adjust clean to hold download and rpmdb locks.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Why was the severity dropped? This bug results in some pretty severe consequences. I can understand the developers considering it low priority... that's up to them, but the consequences are pretty bad. The severity should be left elevated.
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The consequences of this bug are pretty severe. And, the above comments indicate it's a relatively easy fix. I haven't tested recently (because it's too easy to mess up a system), but since there hasn't been any activity here, I'm thinking this is probably still an issue.