Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172447
up2date hangs with initRepo errors
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:16 EST
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Description of problem:
I run the up2date GUI (launched from a console).
The first time I did this, it got about so far and then complained that it failed to install the kde-i18n-somelanguage. I unchecked it from the list and tried again. Then it got pretty far, and then started outputting these:
And eventually it hung. I had to force-quit it.
Then I killed it and launched it again, and it did the same thing (hung after tons of initRepo messages).
Then I tried it again, and now all the packages show up as 0kb (the first time I did it, they had valid sizes).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch "up2date"
2. Select all packages
Actual Results: Install failures and initRepo hangs
Expected Results: Installed all the packages.
Created attachment 120735 [details]
Message box error list from up2date
I ran up2date yet again, and this time it reproduced the error with the
kdb-i18n-polish conflicts. I've copied the message box text that contains all
the conflicts it detected which halted the update.
Another "feature" to note is that the message box was so large (holding all
that text), that the title-bar was above the screen and the OK button below the
screen, so I couldn't actually do anything with the window (except
right-clicking on the frame to select the manual Move command to move the
window up so that the OK button would come into view). I don't think the
messagebox code needs to be changed (like adding scroll-bars if the content is
large), but rather maybe the up2date program should output these messages to a
logfile or console or special window with a scrollbar or something that can
handle that much text instead.
up2date was replaced by pirut and put (package pirut) as of FC5. Only FC5 and
FC6 are currently fully supported; FC3 and FC4 are supported for security fixes
only. If this bug occurs in FC3 or FC4 and is a security bug, please change the
product to Fedora Extras and the version to match. If you can verify that the
bug exists in RHEL as well, please change the product and version appropriately.
The codebase for pirut and pup is quite different, but if a similar bug exists
in pirut and pup in FC5 or FC6, please change the product to pirut and the
version appropriately and update the bug report.
We apologize that the bug was not fixed before now. The status will be changed
to NEEDINFO, and if the bug is not updated with evidence that it is a security
bug or a bug that affects RHEL, it will be closed.
Closing per previous message.