Bug 38212 - TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation
Summary: TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Jay Turner
URL:
Whiteboard:
Keywords:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-04-28 15:58 UTC by Arjan van de Ven
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-02-11 21:13:15 UTC


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script output showing error (2.63 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-23 16:39 UTC, Nick Simicich
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Description Arjan van de Ven 2001-04-28 15:58:39 UTC
# rpm -qa  | grep up2date
up2date-2.5.4-1
up2date-gnome-2.5.4-1


# up2date -u
rhn_register:               ##########################
Done.                   
rhn_register-gnome:         ##########################
Done.                   
Preparing...                ###########################################
[100%]
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 831, in ?
    main()
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 806, in main
    sys.exit(batchRun(onlyList, pkgNames, fullUpdate))
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 589, in batchRun
    kernelsToInstall = up2date.installPackages(selPkgList, rpmCallback)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 2158, in installPackages
    error = errors + e + "\n"
TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation

Comment 1 Nick Simicich 2001-07-23 15:48:23 UTC
Same error when I try to install kernel components.  Is there any
bypass or fix for this problem?

Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2001-07-23 15:52:12 UTC
The cause was that my /boot was full, maybe that is your case as well

Comment 3 Nick Simicich 2001-07-23 16:35:38 UTC
I do not have a /boot on this system.  I originally got space warnings for /,
but  I am not getting them now.  I will clear more space, if i can, and try
again.

[njs@quickie-new njs]$ df -m
Filesystem           1M-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1                 2420      2191       104  96% /
/dev/hda5                  972       871        50  95% /home
/dev/hda6                 1199       624       514  55% /var
[njs@quickie-new njs]$

Comment 4 Nick Simicich 2001-07-23 16:39:53 UTC
Created attachment 24628 [details]
script output showing error

Comment 5 Nick Simicich 2001-07-25 19:06:20 UTC
OK, making additional space on / (in addition to that which is required by the 
rpm) allowed the install to finish.  Hopefully this extra explanation will help 
someone else if they run into this before the bug is fixed.

Comment 6 Adrian Likins 2002-02-11 21:13:08 UTC
This was a bug in error handling code. The error handling code
is fixed in current code, so you shouldnt see this traceback now.


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