Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29806
Fatal RPM error reading header from package
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:44:21 EST
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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.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Error box was displayed, after clicking OK button then
Expected Results: List of packages available for upgrade should have been
Seems to have started happening since RHN updates were carried out on the
transient server error, since fixed.
Sorry - still happening on 1st March 2001
Is there an update on this please. I still get the error on 6th March 2001. I
can not use up2date at all.
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.
Thanks, clearing out /var/spool/up2date cleared the problem. Bug report can be