Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149281
up2date crashes if files in yum repository aren't readable
Last modified: 2013-02-26 19:49:44 EST
Description of problem:
I have up2date setup with a local yum repositories for errata updates. I
downloaded the latest kernel packages today and forgot to make them world readable.
I then tried to update one of my client machines to the latest kernel and go the
Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel4-updates...
Name Version Rel
kernel-smp 2.6.9 5.0.3.EL i686
Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1245, in ?
sys.exit(main() or 0)
File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 800, in main
File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1119, in batchRun
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 83, in run
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 164, in __getPackages
up2date.getPackage(pkg, wrapperUtils.printPkg, wrapperUtils.printRetrieveHash)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 178, in getPackage
buf = rpcServer.doCall(repos.getPackage, pkg, msgCallback, progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 309, in doCall
ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoDirector.py", line 35, in getPackage
return self.handlers[channel['type']].getPackage(pkg, msgCallback,
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpmSource.py", line 186, in getPackage
package = source.getPackage(pkg, MsgCallback, progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/yumRepo.py", line 138, in
agent = "Up2date %s/Yum" % up2dateUtils.version())
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/urlUtils.py", line 360, in
ret = readFDBufWriteFD(fh, writefd, progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/urlUtils.py", line 295, in
amt = size - size_read
TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for -: 'NoneType' and 'int'
Obviously, the problem was that it couldn't download the file, but it should
give an error message to that effect instead of generating a traceback.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a package available in a yum repository
2. Change permissions such that the file isn't accessible (unreadable by the
3. Try to use up2date to install/upgrade the package
An error message indicating that up2date couldn't read/find the file.
Added a check for the read failure, method should now properly return.
Can this bug be closed?
I don't have any RHEL4 machines to test with, but I'll assume it's fixed.
(In reply to comment #3)
> I don't have any RHEL4 machines to test with, but I'll assume it's fixed.
Then you should close the bug yourself (I don't have the necessary permissions).
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