Bug 444406 - Make rpmts_Run discriminate between fatal errors and package errors
Make rpmts_Run discriminate between fatal errors and package errors
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-28 05:10 EDT by Anders Blomdell
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:26 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:26:24 EST
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Discriminate between low level failures and script failures (611 bytes, patch)
2008-04-28 05:10 EDT, Anders Blomdell
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Description Anders Blomdell 2008-04-28 05:10:46 EDT
Description of problem:

rpmts_Run in rpm- doesn't discriminate between fatal
errors (like disc errors), and errors encountered during script execution.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


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 -------------------------
Actual results:

Running rpm_check_debug

Expected results:

Error indicating that /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 could not be written.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Anders Blomdell 2008-04-28 05:10:46 EDT
Created attachment 303949 [details]
Discriminate between low level failures and script failures
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2008-05-18 13:02:02 EDT
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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