Bug 178186 - up2date generates a typeError when resolving dependencies for 'cpp'
up2date generates a typeError when resolving dependencies for 'cpp'
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Pradeep Kilambi
Ken Reilly
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Reported: 2006-01-18 08:52 EST by Peter Wainwright
Modified: 2013-02-26 19:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 12:19:33 EDT
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Description Peter Wainwright 2006-01-18 08:52:32 EST
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Description of problem:
Using up2date-4.4.50-4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS for x86:

I just installed RHEL 4 from CD and was testing up2date by updating
packages one at a time from the large list of out-of-date
packages.  I tried to update cpp, and encountered a typeError (not the
first I have seen in up2date, I'm afraid).  Something major has gone wrong
with the resolution of dependencies.  In /var/log/up2date:

[Wed Jan 18 14:05:07 2006] up2date logging into up2date server
[Wed Jan 18 14:05:08 2006] up2date successfully retrieved authentication token from up2date server
[Wed Jan 18 14:05:08 2006] up2date availablePackageList from network
[Wed Jan 18 14:05:08 2006] up2date Unable to import repomd support so repomd support will not be available
[Wed Jan 18 14:05:14 2006] up2date solving dep for: ['cpp']
[Wed Jan 18 14:05:15 2006] up2date   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1265, in ?
    sys.exit(main() or 0)
   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 800, in main
    fullUpdate, dryRun=options.dry_run))
   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1137, in batchRun
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 78, in run
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateBatch.py", line 163, in __dryRun
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 386, in dryRun
    ret = depsolve.solvedep()
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/depSolver.py", line 750, in solvedep
    ret = self.process_deps(deps)
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/depSolver.py", line 644, in process_deps
    changed = self.__dependencies(dependencies)
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/depSolver.py", line 410, in __dependencies
    solved, skiplist = self.__skip(solved)
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/depSolver.py", line 208, in __skip
    xlist = packageList.removeSkipPackagesFromList(plist)
   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/packageList.py", line 769, in removeSkipPackagesFromList
    if fnmatch.fnmatch(pkgList[index][0], pattern):
   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/fnmatch.py", line 38, in fnmatch
    return fnmatchcase(name, pat)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.3/fnmatch.py", line 70, in fnmatchcase
    return _cache[pat].match(name) is not None

After some fiddling with the Python debugger and some print commands 
I tracked this problem down to the fact that pkgList[index][0] is
an array not a string.  Further debugging reveals that this patch
is necessary:

--- depSolver.py.BAK	2005-08-26 18:06:03.000000000 +0100
+++ depSolver.py	2006-01-18 13:29:26.226492440 +0000
@@ -404,7 +404,7 @@
                     # add it to the solve list if it's available
                     for p in self.obsoletes[s]:
                         if self.allAvailable.has_key(p[0]):
-                            solved.append(self.allAvailable[p[0]])
+                            solved.extend(self.allAvailable[p[0]])
                             changed = 1
         # sanitize this list
         solved, skiplist = self.__skip(solved)

Now I get a different error, but at least it is no longer a python

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date cpp

Actual Results:  I got:

An error has occurred:
See /var/log/up2date for more information

Expected Results:  cpp and dependencies (gcc etc.) should have updated?

Additional info:
Comment 2 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:19:33 EDT
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