Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 277651
Yum/Software Updater Crash/Dump (Header is not complete)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:47 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to update my packages with "software updater" it crashes
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum also crashes from a terminal
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Applications -> System Tools -> Software Updater
2. Click on "Apply updates"
the attached crash dump
no crash - all packages updated from RHN successfully
Created attachment 186781 [details]
Software Updater crash dump
# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
rhel-i386-server-5 100% |=========================| 1.4 kB 00:00
rhel-i386-server-vt-5 100% |=========================| 1.4 kB 00:00
rhn-tools-rhel-i386-serve 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for vim-minimal to pack into transaction set.
vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5 100% |=========================| 591 B 00:00
Error: failed to retrieve getPackage/vim-minimal-7.0.109-3.el5.3.i386.rpm from
error was [Errno -1] Header is not complete.
User email@example.com's account has been closed
This bug was resolved by upgrading the upline RHN Proxy server from v4.1 to v4.2
This error was only present on RHEL5 hosts trying to update via the proxy
server (all earlier versions of RHEL still worked).
since RHN Proxy 4.1 does not support RHEL 5 yum clients, I have to say that this
is not a bug, by fact that your comment #4 confirms upgrade to 4.2 RHN Proxy
resolved the issue. I am closing as NOTABUG. Please re-open if you feel I miss
read this and that there is a specific other bug here with steps to reproduce.