Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 229769
Pirut exception during software update
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:57 EST
Description of problem:
The package updater threw an exception and couldn't be restarted without reboot,
claiming another application was accessing the software database.
The exception summary was: TBccefa5c9 yumRepo.py:426:__get:RepoError: failure:
repodata/updateinfo.xml.gz from updates: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : pirut Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 1.2.8 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 1.fc6 Build Date: Fri 10 Nov 2006 05:16:51
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select "View Updates..." from the notification area.
2. Select "Apply Updates" from the software updater.
The exception indicates a problem with mirror servers. I couldn't find any
configuration for pirut that selects a preferred mirror server but just in case
it does - I used ftp://ftp.uni-koeln.de/redhat/linux/6.0/en/os/i386/ or
ftp://ftp.stw-bonn.de/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/ to install the system.
Created attachment 148659 [details]
Created attachment 148671 [details]
Crash Dump from Exception
I had the same exception occur and have attached the crash dump I received.
When the Updates Available message pops up it indicates there are 4 updates
1) Click on View Updates
2) Enter Root Password
3) App sits for about 4-5 minutes at Retrieving update information and then
produces the exception.
I also tried running the Software Updater separately from the menu with the
If I run yum update at the command line it shows 6 updates available (see
below). It looks like I could run this through to completion, but wanted to
wait and report the exception.
libswt3-gtk2 i386 1:3.2.2-1.fc6 updates 3.4 M
pam i386 0.99.6.2-3.16.fc6 updates 924 k
pam-devel i386 0.99.6.2-3.16.fc6 updates 187 k
slang i386 2.0.7-1.fc6 updates 328 k
slang-devel i386 2.0.7-1.fc6 updates 539 k
slrn i386 0.9.8.1pl1-2.fc6 updates 806 k
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 229663 ***