Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444406
Make rpmts_Run discriminate between fatal errors and package errors
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:26:24 EST
Description of problem:
rpmts_Run in rpm-184.108.40.206/python/rpmts-py.c doesn't discriminate between fatal
errors (like disc errors), and errors encountered during script execution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run this script as an ordinary user with xwnc uninstalled (can be changed to
any other convenient package):
----------------- snip --------------------
import yum, os, sys
my = yum.YumBase()
my.conf.basecachedir = '/tmp/user_yum_cache'
if not os.path.exists(my.conf.basecachedir):
my.conf.cache = 0
---------------- snip -------------------------
Error indicating that /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 could not be written.
Created attachment 303949 [details]
Discriminate between low level failures and script failures
errno is insufficient information to discriminate between low-level <-> script failures.
Sure you can check errno, but you are likely to see many many false positive. E.g. some
system calls "working as expected" fail and set errno.
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