Bug 452804 - yum fails to upgrade thunderbird but reports success
yum fails to upgrade thunderbird but reports success
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 477849
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2008-06-25 03:57 EDT by Kir Kolyshkin
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:03 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-16 13:20:55 EST
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Description Kir Kolyshkin 2008-06-25 03:57:42 EDT
Description of problem:

I have F9 system but thunderbird is from F8 (and the only difference in
thunderbird's version-release is f9 vs. f8). Yum thinks it needs to update
thunderbird, but the update process fails, but yum reports success:

[kir@localhost ~]$ sudo yum update
[sudo] password for kir: 
livna                                                    | 2.1 kB     00:00     
fedora                                                   | 2.4 kB     00:00     
fedora-debuginfo                                         | 1.9 kB     00:00     
fusion                                                   |  951 B     00:00     
updates                                                  | 2.3 kB     00:00     
updates-debuginfo                                        | 1.9 kB     00:00     
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package thunderbird.x86_64 0:2.0.0.14-1.fc9 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
=============================================================================
Updating:
 thunderbird             x86_64     2.0.0.14-1.fc9   fedora             23 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      0 Package(s)         
Update       1 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total size: 23 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Updating       : thunderbird                                       [1/2] 
Error unpacking rpm package thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64
error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/lib64/thunderbird-2.0.0.14/dictionaries: cpio: rename

Updated: thunderbird.x86_64 0:2.0.0.14-1.fc9
Complete!


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

[kir@localhost ~]$ rpm -q yum rpm fedora-release thunderbird
yum-3.2.16-2.fc9.noarch
rpm-4.4.2.3-2.fc9.x86_64
fedora-release-9-2.noarch
thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc8.x86_64

How reproducible:

What I did is F8->F9 upgrade using yum. Then run 'yum update' again.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F8
2. Install fedora-release-9
3. Run 'yum update' to update F8->F9
4. Run 'yum update' again to try to update firefox
  
Actual results:
See above

Expected results:
Updated thunderbird

Additional info:

Here's the directory which cpio complains about:
[kir@localhost ~]$ ls -ld /usr/lib64/thunderbird-2.0.0.14/dictionaries
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-05-12 08:28
/usr/lib64/thunderbird-2.0.0.14/dictionaries
[kir@localhost ~]$ ls -l /usr/lib64/thunderbird-2.0.0.14/dictionaries
total 688
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   2731 2005-07-16 22:45 en-US.aff
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 696138 2006-08-01 20:15 en-US.dic

Here's the package that yum tries to install:
[kir@localhost ~]$ rpm -K
/var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64.rpm
/var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64.rpm: (sha1) dsa
sha1 md5 gpg OK
[kir@localhost ~]$ ls -l
/var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23758742 2008-05-02 04:39
/var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64.rpm
Comment 1 Kir Kolyshkin 2008-06-25 04:00:04 EDT
In fact it looks like this is rather rpm problem, thus reassiging to 'rpm'.


[kir@localhost ~]$ sudo rpm -Uhv
/var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc9.x86_64.rpm
[sudo] password for kir: 
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:thunderbird            ########################################### [100%]
error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/lib64/thunderbird-2.0.0.14/dictionaries: cpio: rename failed - Is a directory

[kir@localhost ~]$ rpm -q rpm thunderbird
rpm-4.4.2.3-2.fc9.x86_64
thunderbird-2.0.0.14-1.fc8.x86_64

[kir@localhost ~]$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 10 16:05:21
EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Comment 2 seth vidal 2008-06-25 07:56:00 EDT
It looks like thunderbird is trying to change a dir to a symlink in the package.
Which will not work, at all, w/any rpm.
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2009-01-16 13:20:55 EST
Changing dir to symlink is not going to work no matter what, so what's left is the false success reporting which makes this a dupe of 477849.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 477849 ***

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