Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 508139
livecd-creator doesn't create on rawhide
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:10:15 EST
This is a problem because we need live cds to run the f12 test days.
[mclasen@planemask spin-kickstarts]$ sudo livecd-creator --config fedora-livecd-desktop.ks
mke2fs 1.41.6 (30-May-2009)
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
196608 inodes, 786432 blocks
7864 blocks (1.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=805306368
24 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (16384 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
This filesystem will be automatically checked every 26 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
tune2fs 1.41.6 (30-May-2009)
Setting maximal mount count to -1
Setting interval between checks to 0 seconds
filespec_eval: hash table stats: 12 elements, 12/65536 buckets used, longest chain length 1
/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imgcreate/errors.py:45: DeprecationWarning: BaseException.message has been deprecated as of Python 2.6
Error creating Live CD : Failed to find package 'kernel' : No package(s) available to install
The same result with the f11 repos instead of rawhide.
Builds are working for me here although bug 505121 is still present.
Is this an i386 or x86_64 host? Does 'yum install kernel' do the right thing?
> Does 'yum install kernel' do the right thing?
[mclasen@planemask gnome-panel-2.26.2]$ sudo yum install kernel
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, presto, refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Package kernel-2.6.31-0.28.rc1.fc12.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
This is broken by commit 5216a27d35d60e46f028b1fbba58acae5b9e79d2 in yum -- if you initially set up without any repos (==> len(ayum.pkgSack)=0) and then add repos, yum no longer adds to the pkgSack on the first access with the new repos.
It's a side effect, but it's a side effect that both livecd-creator and anaconda depend on working (and thus, probably that other tools do as well)
Crap ... this just went into the RHEL-5.4 candidate too.
Ok, so here's what I think we can do (to fix both bugs):
Author: James Antill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri Jun 26 12:51:12 2009 -0400
Re-setup the pkgSack whenever the sacks change
diff --git a/yum/__init__.py b/yum/__init__.py
index be98aae..ef793f6 100644
@@ -480,8 +480,11 @@ class YumBase(depsolve.Depsolve):
"""populates the package sacks for information from our repositories,
takes optional archlist for archs to include"""
- if self._pkgSack is not None and thisrepo is None:
+ pkgSack_count = len(self.repos.pkgSack.sacks)
+ if (self._pkgSack is not None and
+ pkgSack_count == self._old_pkgSack_count and thisrepo is None):
+ self._old_pkgSack_count = pkgSack_count
if thisrepo is None:
repos = 'enabled'
...can you confirm, if so I'll puch it everywhere.
Ok, that's insane ... because the sacks come from populateSacks, which is inside that function ... I think the only way we can do this is test to see if listEnabled() has changed.
Probably the fastest way to do that is put some timestamp in the repos object, and then check if timestamp == old_timestamp.
How about we fix the problem separately in package-cleanup and not modify yum?
It's not just package-cleanup that hits it, it also hit at least versionlock ... and generally anything 485578 that uses .pkgSack when they are empty due to excludes (I think). I'm also not sure how we can fix it at a higher level.
I've pushed a patch which is almost all comment and I think fixes it with no bad side effects ... Jeremy can you have a look?
Yep, I'm on top form ... I pasted the above BZ number into the wrong place and pushed the commit without adding it to the summary. I shall now go drink some cherry coke and wait for my holiday to start.
The patch in comment 8 at least allows livecd-creator to get to the point where it falls over broken dependencies in rawhide. I guess thats progress...
Can we get this patch in rawhide to make some progress towards buildable live cds ?
yes. I'll put something in today.
yum-3.2.23-9.fc12 which should be in koji, now, has this patch. Please let me know if it does not correct the problem for you