Bug 432889 - yumdownloader tries/fails to update mirrorlist.txt when run as non-root
yumdownloader tries/fails to update mirrorlist.txt when run as non-root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
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Reported: 2008-02-14 17:27 EST by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2014-01-21 01:10 EST (History)
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Description Ville Skyttä 2008-02-14 17:27:27 EST
yumdownloader has issues in a case where it is run as non-root, mirrorlists are
in use, and metadata_expire has passed.  For purposes of testing, I've set
metadata_expire to 1 in /etc/yum.conf.

$ ls -la /var/cache/yum/development/
total 30788
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     4096 2008-02-15 00:19 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root     4096 2008-02-15 00:12 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root        0 2008-02-15 00:19 cachecookie
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     1352 2008-02-15 00:19 mirrorlist.txt
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 2008-02-15 00:12 packages
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 31462400 2008-02-15 00:13 primary.sqlite
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     2142 2008-02-14 13:00 repomd.xml

$ yumdownloader --enablerepo=development taglib.x86_64
Cannot write to file ./taglib-1.5-0.9.rc1.fc9.x86_64.rpm. Error was: [Errno 13]
Permission denied: '//var/cache/yum/development/mirrorlist.txt'

If using baseurl instead of mirrorlist in the repo config, this problem doesn't
manifest itself.
Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2008-02-14 17:28:33 EST
Oops, this is yum-utils-1.1.11-1.fc8.noarch on F8, not devel.
Comment 2 Tim Lauridsen 2008-05-30 07:05:42 EDT
I can reproduce this issue, working on a way to get around it
Comment 3 Jan Hutař 2008-08-07 07:44:55 EDT
I was not able to reproduce this:

# rm -rf /var/cache/yum/*
$ yumdownloader rsh --enablerepo=development
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Cannot handle specific enablerepo/disablerepo options.
$ yumdownloader rsh
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Determining fastest mirrors
rsh-0.17-44.fc8.i386.rpm  100% |=========================|  43 kB    00:00     

Using this (F8-GOLD):

Comment 4 Ville Skyttä 2008-08-08 16:51:05 EDT
Make sure you are indeed using a repo config that uses mirrorlists.  And note this:

> $ yumdownloader rsh --enablerepo=development
> Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
> Cannot handle specific enablerepo/disablerepo options.

At least on F-9, the "development" repo does not exist, it has been renamed to "rawhide".  I can still reproduce with these on F-9:

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Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2008-11-26 14:40:14 EST
The error is still there with:


Additionally, with previous metadata in /var/cache/yum/..., I also see this which I suppose is not related to mirror lists, so maybe the problem is deeper than that:

$ yumdownloader --enablerepo=rawhide taglib.x86_64
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror                                     
Traceback (most recent call last):                                
  File "/usr/bin/yumdownloader", line 293, in <module>            
    util = YumDownloader()                                        
  File "/usr/bin/yumdownloader", line 42, in __init__             
  File "/usr/bin/yumdownloader", line 75, in main                 
  File "/usr/bin/yumdownloader", line 252, in doUtilYumSetup      
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 434, in _getSacks
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 251, in populateSack
    sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)                             
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 159, in populate  
    if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):                                   
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 216, in _check_db_version
    return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 958, in _check_db_version
    repoXML = self.repoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1116, in <lambda>
    repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1108, in _getRepoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1098, in _loadRepoXML
    return self._groupLoadRepoXML(text, ["primary"])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1082, in _groupLoadRepoXML
    if self._commonLoadRepoXML(text):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 931, in _commonLoadRepoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 836, in _saveOldRepoXML
    shutil.copy2(local, old_local)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/shutil.py", line 91, in copy2
    copyfile(src, dst)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.5/shutil.py", line 47, in copyfile
    fdst = open(dst, 'wb')
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '//var/cache/yum/rawhide/repomd.xml.old.tmp'
Comment 8 Ville Skyttä 2009-03-05 18:14:06 EST
Yep, looks good, thanks.

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