Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 500162
internal system error: spawn of yumBackend.py failed
Last modified: 2012-11-18 12:47:13 EST
Created attachment 343446 [details]
screenshot of error message.
Description of problem:
Error dialog is shown with no information on the source of the error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. machine upgraded from F10, updates, F11Preview, rawhide,
2. set boot line to runlevel 3
3. login as root (yes, I know)
4. startx into gnome desktop
5. start doing some tests, a minute or two later...
Over the top of the app I was working in is shown a dialog:
An internal system error has occurred.
! An internal system error has occurred.
A problem that we were not expecting haas occurred.
Please report this bug in your distribution bugtracker with the error description.
Spawn of helper '/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py' failed
Clearer error message on the cause, and source of the message; not failing.
The machine seems to be ignoring the dhcp server provided nameserver ip, leaving the machine with operating ip protocol, but no name resolution. Not sure yet whether solving the name resolution problem makes this issue go away.
Well, it's an internal error, as it's not supposed to ever happen! :-)
If you run "NETWORK=TRUE /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none" in gnome-terminal, what does it say?
Confirming this against Fedora 17, PackageKit v0.7.5. Please see the attached screenshot.
$ NETWORK=TRUE /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py get-updates none
bash: /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py: Permission denied
$ ll /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 149087 Jun 27 10:54 /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
$ head /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py
# Licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
Created attachment 647243 [details]
Created attachment 647244 [details]