Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213043
Software Updater Issues
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:55:53 EST
Description of problem:
Software Updater crashes on usage
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
unknown - see attached
Steps to Reproduce:
crash with traceback
See atttached file probably more helpful than any information ( which is little
) that i have provided. The component listed in the traceback is listed as
software updated, this doesnt appear listed thus rpmdb was the next best thing.
Created attachment 139732 [details]
This problem is with yum, so the component should be changed.
what system is this on?
could you run:
rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release
this appears to fix it, it has come back once or twice.
output of requested is:
the above happened on a fresh install without modification ( new repos etc etc
just "as is shipped"
Segafualts and loss of data are likely due to removing an rpmdb environment
without correcting other problems in the rpmdb.
FYI: Most rpmdb "hangs" are now definitely fixed by purging stale read locks when opening
a database environment in rpm-4.4.8-0.4. There's more todo, but I'm quite sure that a
large class of problems with symptoms of "hang" are now corrected.
Detecting damaged by verifying when needed is well automated in rpm-4.4.8-0.4. Automatically
correcting all possible damage is going to take more work, but a large class of problems is likely
already fixed in rpm-4.4.8-0.8 as well.
the similar problem. bug report:
Component: Software Updater
Summary: TB8a9160cb comps.py:143:parse_package_list:CompsException
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 659, in ?
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 655, in main
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 494, in run
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 269, in doRefresh
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pirut/__init__.py", line 153, in reposSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 408, in doGroupSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/comps.py", line 339, in add
group = Group(elem)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/comps.py", line 57, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/comps.py", line 133, in parse
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/comps.py", line 143, in
Local variables in innermost frame:
packagelist_elem: <Element 'packagelist' at 0xa18fcb0>
child: <Element 'packagereq' at 0xa18fc20>
I do not know what to do...
This last report appears identical to bug #224292. Ya'll should check it out.
The instructions regarding 'yum clean all' and then 'yum -y update' appear to
have worked for me (with my dump identical to your last one).
User firstname.lastname@example.org's account has been closed
Reassigning to owner after bugzilla made a mess, sorry about the noise...
Apart from comment 6, the random crashes etc are almost certainly results of
kernel 2.6.18-19 mmap() bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 213963 ***