Bug 496245 - weird errors on generating of deltas
weird errors on generating of deltas
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: deltarpm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jonathan Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-17 10:19 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:52:33 EDT
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Description Bill Nottingham 2009-04-17 10:19:35 EDT
Description of problem:

When attempting to build rawhide, I'm getting errors like:

Error genDeltaRPM for kernel-debuginfo: exitcode was 256 - Reported Error: mkdiff: could not 
create data

Error genDeltaRPM for kernel-PAEdebug-debuginfo: exitcode was 256 - Reported Error: mkdiff: could not create data

Error genDeltaRPM for gcdmaster: exitcode was 256 - Reported Error: bad cpio archive

Error genDeltaRPM for mash: exitcode was 256 - Reported Error: bad cpio archive

This is diffing:

against their prior F11 versions.

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Comment 1 Jonathan Dieter 2009-04-17 10:36:54 EDT
Ok, the two different errors should mean two completely different things:

mkdiff: could not create data - deltarpm couldn't allocate enough RAM
bad cpio archive - one or both of the RPMS are corrupt

I did just test makedeltarpm mash-0.5.0-1.fc11.noarch.rpm mash-0.5.1-1.fc11.noarch.rpm temp.drpm and it worked fine.  Do you mind running rpm --checksig on both mash rpms to make sure they are not corrupt?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2009-04-17 10:53:38 EDT
rpm --checksig works OK.
Comment 3 Jonathan Dieter 2009-04-17 11:04:04 EDT
Could you please do a manual "makedeltarpm mash-0.5.0-1.fc11.noarch.rpm
mash-0.5.1-1.fc11.noarch.rpm temp.drpm"?
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 10:00:07 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 5 Jonathan Dieter 2009-06-19 14:08:22 EDT
Have you run into this any more?  Do we think this was the memory problem that we're dealing with in #496242?
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2009-06-19 14:13:26 EDT
Yes, it continues to pop up intermittently. None in today's rawhide, but 30 in one from last week.

I don't *think* it's memory related, but I am not sure. There are no OOM messages in the logs.
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Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2010-04-27 11:51:37 EDT
This appears to not be showing up recently.
Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2010-06-28 07:52:33 EDT
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