Bug 29806 - Fatal RPM error reading header from package
Fatal RPM error reading header from package
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-02-27 13:38 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-07 08:51:54 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-27 13:38:07 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.75 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22 i586)

Click next on initial Update screen.
Box opens for getting package information.
After a few minutes an error box opens with the above error message.
Click OK and Up2date closes.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.See description

Actual Results:  Error box was displayed, after clicking OK button then
up2date closes.

Expected Results:  List of packages available for upgrade should have been

Seems to have started happening since RHN updates were carried out on the
26th Feb.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-02-28 06:12:38 EST
transient server error, since fixed.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-03-01 13:11:55 EST
Sorry - still happening on 1st March 2001
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-03-06 13:30:40 EST
Is there an update on this please. I still get the error on 6th March 2001. I
can not use up2date at all.
Comment 4 Jay Turner 2001-03-07 08:51:44 EST
Here's one thought.  Go to the /var/spool/up2date directory on the machine and
delete any files that are in there.  Up2date will try to use any files in this
directory instead of redownloading them from the network.  There is a good
chance that you have a corrupt header file in there.  We are trying to come up
with the best solution for that problem, as it is not an easy one to solve.  So,
delete any files which are in that directory then rerun up2date and see if you
get better results.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-03-07 13:46:30 EST
Thanks, clearing out /var/spool/up2date cleared the problem. Bug report can be

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