Bug 496543 - Software install - Internal System Error
Software install - Internal System Error
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 495087
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
low Severity medium
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-19 21:53 EDT by alex
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:09 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-21 10:36:05 EDT
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2009-04-19 21:55 EDT, alex
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Description alex 2009-04-19 21:53:47 EDT
Description of problem:

Every time I try to install something using either yum in the command line or the software installer, I get an error.  In the gui software installer i get an 'internal system error' and on the command line i get repeated trying other mirrors and then a traceback error.

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

How reproducible:
every time on my computer

Steps to Reproduce:
1.open software installer
2.type in something to install (example: openoffice)
3.says 'downloading list of packages' then error occurs 
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Expected results:

Additional info:

pretty new with Fedora and linux in general...so more info is appreciated
Comment 1 alex 2009-04-19 21:55:18 EDT
Created attachment 340270 [details]
screenshot of the error
Comment 2 James Antill 2009-04-20 09:53:40 EDT
What we need is all the text you get when you run yum from the command line, can you paste that into a comment?
Comment 3 locelihyxusyqexe 2009-05-21 00:56:35 EDT
I'm pretty sure I have the same problem. This is what I got: 

An internal system error has occurred:

More Details:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>
Error Value: rpmdb open failed
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2316, in <module>
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2312, in main
    backend = PackageKitYumBackend('', lock=True)
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 182, in __init__
    self.yumbase = PackageKitYumBase(self)
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2255, in __init__
    self.repos.confirm_func = self._repo_gpg_confirm
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 589, in <lambda>
    repos = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepos(),
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 395, in _getRepos
    self._getConfig() # touch the config class first
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 192, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/config.py, line 774, in readMainConfig
    yumvars['releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/config.py, line 844, in _getsysver
    idx = ts.dbMatch('provides', distroverpkg)
Comment 4 seth vidal 2009-05-21 10:36:05 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 495087 ***

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