Bug 263481 - ssh host yum -y update fails in mid-transation
ssh host yum -y update fails in mid-transation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-29 10:23 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:59 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-29 10:29:13 EDT
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2007-08-29 10:23:33 EDT
yum-3.2.3-1.fc7 fails with the following exception traceback:

Running Transaction
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 180, in main
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 382, in doTransaction
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 571, in
    errors = self.ts.run(cb.callback, '')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py", line 251, in callback
    self._instProgress( bytes, total, h )
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py", line 330, in
    self.complete_actions, self.total_actions)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 485, in event
    if self.output and (sys.stdout.isatty() or bytes == total):
NameError: global name 'bytes' is not defined

This only hits when sys.stdout.isatty() yields false, so running yum update from
a terminal, on an interactive ssh session, or even as ssh -t host yum update, it
works.  However ssh -t doesn't cut it when starting yum update on dozens of
machines in parallel.

I'm not entirely sure it does start messing with the rpm database before
crashing.  I've got some mess in the rpm databases of some affected machines,
but I can't tell whether the mess was already present before this error.
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2007-08-29 10:29:13 EDT
3.2.4 is in updates-testing (or will be when it is pushed from bodhi) this is
fixed there. please test it and if it not fixed for you reopen.


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