Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19069
update agent fatal error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:20 EDT
re: update agent
When we run the update agent on our newly installed RHL7 it checks
packages, retreive headers and then dies - There was a fatal error
communicating with the server. The message was: Unable to access RPM
package: ['sysstat', '3.2.4', '4'"].
We hit OK, the whole thing closes up and is gone. Tried a few times,
tried after a re-boot, no change.
We are on a PPro233, intel m/b, SMC (tulip) eth. Browsing is 100% over
ADSL. Nothing other than clean install of Linux yesterday on this system.
What else might you want to know?
If he remembers the details East-Coast-Chris might be able to answer any
questions if you have - (he and the rest of the installation support team
have been great with their level of knowledge and attitude - we thank
them). We are listed under "mkatzman".
e-mail you have, phone 416.224.5115 x 240
Thanks in advance.
Can you try it again now? I think were connecting to the RHN servers while we
were in the process of updating the errata listing and you might have got a bad
I do not believe this is/was a temporary problem, as I've been encountering the
same problem for about a week now.
To reproduce it, all I have to do is to run up2date when I have updates, select
at least one package to update, and click on "Next". During the "Retrieving
Packages" phase, after the first package is downloaded, up2date bombs out with:
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/gui.py", line 350, in doRetrieval
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 527, in getPackage
up2date.CommunicationError: Error communicating with server. The message was:
Invalid RPM package requested:
However, *sometimes* it does actually work. So far, I haven't been able to
discern any pattern in anything I do during successful runs versus unsuccessful
I can work around this problem by using "up2date -l" to get the package list,
and then downloading and installing them myself. (I always do the installs
myself, because I want to know what scripts and triggers a package contains.)
But it would be nice to have a solution for this.
I'm having exactly the same problem, both with up2date as distributed with Rh7
the updated up2date-2.0.6-1.
Ignoring for a moment that a leap of faith is needed to figure out that up2date
anything to do with the "RHN Registration" icon my desktop, upon running
it I get the following error dialog:
There was a fatal error communicating with the server. The message was:
Unable to access RPM package: ['modutils','2.3.20','1','']
I click okay and everything disappears.
there was a problem with the server side code for retrieving source .rpm
packages. It has been fixed.