Bug 1981882 - OLM: Missing catalog source message can be misleading
Summary: OLM: Missing catalog source message can be misleading
Alias: None
Product: OpenShift Container Platform
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Management Console
Version: 4.8
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Joe Caiani
QA Contact: Yadan Pei
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Reported: 2021-07-13 16:06 UTC by Samuel Padgett
Modified: 2022-05-31 22:34 UTC (History)
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Version: 4.8.0-0.nightly-2021-06-13-101614 Cluster ID: 8f1756d2-ca60-4189-97be-ece0a159c45b Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:89.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/89.0
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Github openshift console pull 9491 0 None open Bug 1981882: Update CatalogSource not found message 2021-07-13 16:10:39 UTC

Description Samuel Padgett 2021-07-13 16:06:43 UTC
When we can't find an operator's catalog source, we show the message "CatalogSource was removed" in a few places like the "Installed Operators" table. This message can be misleading, however, since it can appear during operator install and perhaps other times when no one has deleted a catalog source. We should replace this with a more general message like "CatalogSource not found."

Comment 2 Yadan Pei 2021-07-19 09:28:31 UTC
Hi Sam,

I'm wondering whether the logic we used to get catalogSource correct? 

When user create a global wide catalogsource and subscribe one operator into user namespace, the message `CatalogSource not found` is always there during installation early phase ~~ however I doubt if `CatalogSource not found` message is correct since the operators are coming from a global wide catalogsource and the catalogsource does exist

For example, I subscribe prometheusoperator.0.47.0 which is coming from CatalogSource 'Community Operators' in openshift-marketplace namespace, it will first show Unknown, then 'CatalogSource not found' message together with 'Cannot update'

$ oc get catalogsource -n openshift-marketplace
NAME                                    DISPLAY                          TYPE   PUBLISHER               AGE
certified-operators                     Certified Operators              grpc   Red Hat                 9h
community-operators                     Community Operators              grpc   Red Hat                 9h
custom-console-catalogsource-yanpzhan   Custom Console Testing Yanping   grpc   OpenShift QE yanpzhan   33m
redhat-marketplace                      Red Hat Marketplace              grpc   Red Hat                 9h
redhat-operators                        Red Hat Operators                grpc   Red Hat                 9h

$ oc get packagemanifest | grep prometheus
prometheus-exporter-operator                         Community Operators              9h
prometheus                                           Community Operators              9h

Comment 3 Yadan Pei 2021-07-21 10:23:51 UTC
Sam, could you help check my comment above?

Comment 4 Yadan Pei 2021-07-26 02:37:11 UTC
Assigning back for confirmation

Comment 7 Joe D'Andrea 2021-11-09 17:45:56 UTC
FWIW, IHAC trying to update rhacs-operator via the OpenShift Web Console and they're getting "Cannot Update - CatalogSource was removed" (slightly different wording, perhaps the same issue?). They're on OCP 4.7.

Here's what we know:

* By comparison, openshift-gitops was successfully updated just before trying to update rhacs-operator
* The rhacs-operator subscription shows a CatalogSource reference to redhat-operators
* The redhat-operators CatalogSource exists in openshift-marketplace
* The image referenced by redhat-operators LGTM
* Although registry.redhat.io was recently down for about 30 min, this was occurring before then
* They've never tried updating rhacs-operator before
* They are not using RHACM nor its policies on this cluster

A ticket is being filed. Meanwhile I want to add this info here in case it is of help during this BZ's investigation.

Comment 8 Jon Jackson 2021-11-23 14:38:50 UTC
Did not get a chance to fix this sprint, will address in a future sprint.

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