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Bug 138451 - up2date --help gives error
up2date --help gives error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Max Spevack
: 137279 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-11-09 08:05 EST by Holger Eilhard
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 4.3.58
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-23 18:13:37 EDT
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Description Holger Eilhard 2004-11-09 08:05:57 EST
Description of problem:
#up2date --help
While trying to get the help on up2date I get the following result:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1248, in ?
    sys.exit(main() or 0)
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 355, in main
    (options, pkgNames) = optparser.parse_args()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 1129, in parse_args
    stop = self._process_args(largs, rargs, values)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 1169, in _process_args
    self._process_long_opt(rargs, values)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 1244, in _process_long_opt
    option.process(opt, value, values, self)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 611, in process
    return self.take_action(
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 632, in take_action
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 89, in print_help
    OptionParser.print_help(self, file)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/optparse.py", line 1370, in print_help
TypeError: descriptor 'write' requires a 'file' object but received a

same for #up2date -h

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run up2date -h
Comment 1 M Kool 2004-11-20 06:43:18 EST
I also ran into this problem. Looking in usr/bin/up2date on line 89,
it seems to me that there is a typo.

It says:

88 def print_help(self, filed=None):
89    OptionParser.print_help(self, file)
91    if not filed:
92        filed = stdout:

I think that the 'file' parameter should be 'filed'. At least on my
system up2date is working again now.

Comment 2 Holger Eilhard 2004-11-20 06:48:05 EST
Yep, that did the trick.
Comment 3 Max Spevack 2004-11-21 15:45:59 EST
A friend of mine just emailed me complaining about this.  He was going
to file a bug too, but a quick query found this one.

He's running fc3 with up2date-4.3.47-5 as well.
Comment 4 Adrian Likins 2004-11-22 12:41:16 EST
fixed in 4.3.65 (actually, I belive somewhere in the .50's) but
thats the latest version and includes the fix.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2004-12-02 10:30:49 EST
Dupe of 137279
Comment 6 Max Spevack 2004-12-07 18:00:08 EST
*** Bug 137279 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Max Spevack 2005-01-04 13:12:04 EST
Fix verified in 4.3.58 from fc3-updates-candidate

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