Bug 138437 - TypeError: runTransaction() takes at least 4 arguments (2 given)
TypeError: runTransaction() takes at least 4 arguments (2 given)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Ken Reilly
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Reported: 2004-11-09 05:20 EST by Stephen
Modified: 2009-11-13 11:10 EST (History)
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Description Stephen 2004-11-09 05:20:32 EST
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Description of problem:
RPMs can not be removed from a machine via a scheduled action from the
RHN service.  Looks like an error in up2date.

rhn_check -vvv produces a stack trace (see below).

I tried scheduling both 1 and 2 pkgs at the same time for deletion.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Schedule a package to be removed from RHN
2. sudo /usr/sbin/rhn_check -vvv

Actual Results:  Python traceback:

D: do_call packages.remove ([['xsnow', '1.42', '14']],)
D: Called remove_packages [['xsnow', '1.42', '14']]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 166, in run_action
    (status, message, data) = do_call(method, params)
  File "/usr/sbin/rhn_check", line 94, in do_call
    retval = apply(method, params)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/actions/packages.py", line 83, in remove
    up2date.removePackages(pkgList, rpmCallback)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 971, in
TypeError: runTransaction() takes at least 4 arguments (2 given)
D: Sending back response ((6,), 'Fatal error in Python code occured', {})
D: do_call packages.checkNeedUpdate ('rhnsd=1',)
D: local action status:  (0, 'rpm database not modified since last
update (or package list recently updated)', {})

Expected Results:  The package should have been removed.

Additional info:

Sure enough, the function runTransaction defined in
/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py has 4 required arguments:

def runTransaction(ts, added, removed, rpmCallback, transdir=None,

But on line 971 is called with only 2:

Comment 1 Michael Pearson 2005-02-20 18:26:33 EST
This bug also applies to RHEL-ES-4-x86_64, which surprises me somewhat, seeing
as it's so simple.

What's happening is Python is confusing the two versions of the "runTransaction"
method: one which expects two arguments and lives in rpmUtils.py, and one which
expects four arguments and lives in up2date.py. 

Removing packages isn't a critical thing for us at the moment, so I'm not able
to devote work time to writing a patch, although anybody with enough python
skill should be able to knock one up fairly quickly.
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:26:29 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 3 David Lawrence 2006-04-18 16:21:20 EDT
NEEDINFO_ENG has been deprecated in favor of NEEDINFO or ASSIGNED. Changing
status to ASSIGNED for ENG review.
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-04-22 11:20:16 EDT
Moving to RHEL4 since it apparently occurs there, and up2date is no longer
shipped in Fedora Core.

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