Bug 489901 - comparing to the profile shows too much differences
comparing to the profile shows too much differences
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhn-client-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Milan Zázrivec
Jiri Kastner
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Blocks: 543942
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Reported: 2009-03-12 10:12 EDT by Jan Hutař
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:31 EST (History)
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: 543942 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-03-30 04:44:11 EDT
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diff on RHN + `rpm -q acl aide at` on client (157.19 KB, image/png)
2009-03-12 10:12 EDT, Jan Hutař
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Description Jan Hutař 2009-03-12 10:12:26 EDT
Created attachment 334930 [details]
diff on RHN + `rpm -q acl aide at` on client

Description of problem:
I have created a profile in the webqa, removed and added few packages and then compared system state to the stored profile and I see too many rows in the diff.
I would expect count of the rows in the resulting diff == number of (un)installed packages - is that right?
https://rhn.webqa.redhat.com/rhn/systems/details/packages/profiles/CompareProfiles.do?sid=1014485848&prid=8441 user: jhutarqa, pass: redhatqa
(I have removed pdksh,ash,acl and installed aide,ksh - but in the linked diff I see probably all packages - e.g. autofs, it says it is only in the profile, but I see it installed as well - I have not touched it)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
webqa 5.0.9

How reproducible:
2 of 2 (x86_64 and ia64 systems with RHEL4-U6 recently updated to RHEL4-U7)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create profile
2. remove pdksh,ash,acl and install aide,ksh
3. up2date -p
4. compare stored profile with current system state

Actual results:
See attached screenshot

Expected results:
pdksh,ash,acl - only in the profile
aide,ksh - only on the system
no other changes in the diff

Additional info:
May be related to the bug 457423 and bug 458166
Comment 1 James Bowes 2009-04-17 11:22:54 EDT
This appears to be caused by the client side, and how it sends up a package profile during registration.

During registration the client does rpmUtils.getInstalledPackageList(getInfo=1)
All other times the client does rpmUtils.getInstalledPackageList(getArch=1)
getArch checks that the package has an arch field and if not, ignores it (for gpg keys, for instance).
getInfo checks that the package has both an arch and a cookie field, and if not, ignores it.

A lot of packages don't have a cookie, so they are ignored during registration, but added on further profile syncs.

afaik the cookie field is never used server side, so it should be safe to just have the client use getArch vs getInfo.
Comment 5 Milan Zázrivec 2009-12-03 09:56:25 EST
This has been mistakenly assigned to RHEL-5 client component, although the
initial comment says up2date (RHEL-4). Clone of the problem for RHEL-4 is
available at bug #543942
Comment 6 Milan Zázrivec 2009-12-07 08:07:23 EST
Following the advice from comment #1, using getArch=1 during client

spacewalk.git master: 77c7e858bebe5812f8565ef1fe995f1ab4c473fc
Comment 7 Milan Zázrivec 2009-12-07 08:22:41 EST
Sending        src/bin/rhnreg_ks.py
Sending        src/up2date_client/rhnregGui.py
Sending        src/up2date_client/tui.py
Transmitting file data ...
Committed revision 189258.
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 04:44:11 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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