Bug 138740 - up2date fails to start
Summary: up2date fails to start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: up2date   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bret McMillan
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
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Reported: 2004-11-10 22:23 UTC by Florian Brodersen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 15:01:54 UTC
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Description Florian Brodersen 2004-11-10 22:23:18 UTC
Description of problem: up2date fails to start

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 4.3.47-5

How reproducible: up2date --nox -u

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

[root@caribe ~]# up2date --nox -u
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1249, in ?
    sys.exit(main() or 0)
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 804, in main
    fullUpdate, dryRun=options.dry_run))
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1123, in batchRun
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 62, in run
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 97, in
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/packageList.py", line 157, in
    availList = rhnPackageInfo.getAvailablePackageList()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnPackageInfo.py", line 219, in
    package_list = availablePackageList(
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rhnPackageInfo.py", line 153, in
    progressCallback = progressCallback)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 310, in doCall
    ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoDirector.py", line 20, in
    return self.handlers[channel['type']].listPackages(channel,
msgCallback, progressCallback)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpmSource.py", line 226, in
    msgCallback, progressCallback)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/yumRepo.py", line
234, in listPackages
    (envra, rpmPath) = string.split(line, '=')
ValueError: unpack list of wrong size

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Joe Wood 2004-11-27 12:28:18 UTC
I started up2date and got

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 33, in ?
    from up2date_client import up2date
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 29, in ?
    import depSolver
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/depSolver.py", line 4, in ?
    import packageList
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/packageList.py", line 17, in ?
    import up2dateComps
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateComps.py", line 7, in ?
    from rhpl import comps
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rhpl/comps.py", line 5, in ?
    import libxml2
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/libxml2.py", line 1, in ?
    import libxml2mod
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/libxml2mod.so: undefined
symbol: xmlNewDocPI

Comment 2 paul nicholson 2004-12-07 15:30:43 UTC
I've got that problem as well Joe!

Comment 3 Steve Fischer 2005-08-23 14:28:26 UTC
while line numbers are different, I got pretty much an identical error to Joe.  
Is there any fix ?

Comment 4 Steve Fischer 2005-08-23 14:30:12 UTC
I got the error in fc4, after upgrading from fc3, FWIW.

Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 20:35:37 UTC
Fedora Core 3 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 FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 6 John Thacker 2006-10-29 15:01:54 UTC
Closing per lack of response to previous comment.  If this still occurs on FC3
or FC4 and is a security issue, please assign to Fedora Legacy and the
appropriate version.  The bug could also be filed against RHEL if it is relevant

up2date has been replaced by pirut and pup in FC5 and FC6, the still fully
supported versions of Fedora Core, so this bug will not be fixed unless it is a
security issue.

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