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Bug 133582 - yum crashes when updating certain packages
yum crashes when updating certain packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-09-24 17:22 EDT by Chris Lee
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-13 13:58:11 EDT
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Output of yum crashing on update (1.08 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-24 17:25 EDT, Chris Lee
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Description Chris Lee 2004-09-24 17:22:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I run 'sudo yum update', yum will show me a list of all of the
available updates to my existing packages and ask me 'Is this ok?' to
which I reply "yes".

However, with certain packages, yum will crash after I reply 'yes' but
before it even makes it to the test transaction. The following is an
excerpt from a conversation I had with skvidal about this bug:

13:44 <clee> I'm getting an OSError closing a file descriptor but only
when I try to 'yum update' certain packages
13:44 <clee> was wondering if you'd seen that
13:45 <skvidal> it's a gpgcheck issue
13:45 <skvidal> I'm closing a file descriptor I already closed
13:45 <clee> aha.

Will attach yum's output to this bugreport.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'sudo yum update'
2. Answer 'y' to "Is this ok?"
3. Watch yum crash and burn

Actual Results:  yum crashed and gave me a traceback.

Expected Results:  yum should have upgraded the packages without crashing.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lee 2004-09-24 17:25:03 EDT
Created attachment 104294 [details]
Output of yum crashing on update

This is what I get from yum with a broken package. (This is an example trimmed
to show the problem - with any single broken package in a larger update, the
same results occur.)
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2004-09-26 15:39:11 EDT
Could you check out yum cvs and tell me if this is fixed. I think it's
been fixed for a little while now.

Comment 3 Chris Lee 2004-09-28 17:10:19 EDT
I should note that the crash was apparently caused by GPG checking the
packages - if the package was unsigned, yum would crash. However,
setting gpgcheck=0 in my /etc/yum.conf made this particular issue go away.

I have updated to yum CVS and will test against it with the next
rawhide update.

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