Bug 521955 - sealert does not handle transient yum repository problems gracefully, it crashes on login
sealert does not handle transient yum repository problems gracefully, it cras...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setroubleshoot (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Daniel Walsh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F12Target
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Reported: 2009-09-08 16:36 EDT by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-01-19 15:10:48 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2009-09-08 16:36:49 EDT
Description of problem:

sealert does not handle transient yum repository problems gracefully, it crashes on login


Opps, sealert hit an error!

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/sealert", line 1031, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/sealert", line 159, in run_as_dbus_service
    app = SEAlert(user, dbus_service.presentation_manager, watch_setroubleshootd=True)
  File "/usr/bin/sealert", line 677, in __init__
    self.browser = BrowserApplet(self.username, self.alert_client)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/setroubleshoot/browser.py", line 399, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/setroubleshoot/browser.py", line 441, in check_policy
    pl = yb.doPackageLists(patterns=['selinux-policy'])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 1692, in doPackageLists
    avail = self.pkgSack.returnNewestByNameArch(patterns=patterns,
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 702, in <lambda>
    pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 538, in _getSacks
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 277, in populateSack
    sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 172, in populate
    db_fn = repo._retrieveMD(mydbtype)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1518, in _retrieveMD
    "Caching enabled and local cache: %s does not match checksum" % local
RepoError: Caching enabled and local cache: /var/cache/yum/koji-rawhide-builds/primary.sqlite.bz2 does not match checksum
Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2009-09-08 19:35:53 EDT
Looks like a yum bug to me.
Comment 2 seth vidal 2009-09-08 23:25:05 EDT

contains the code and it doesn't catch the RepoError. RepoError is derived from Yum's Base error exception so, at the very least, browser.py should think about catching that.
Comment 3 Juan P. Daza P. 2009-12-05 09:22:29 EST
Hi nicolas, thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Updates to this package have been released since it was first reported. If you have time to update the package and re-test, please do so and report the results here. You can obtain the updated package by typing 'yum update setroubleshoot' or using the graphical updater, Software Update.


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Comment 4 Daniel Walsh 2010-01-19 15:10:48 EST
Fixed in setroubleshoot-2.2.52-1.fc12

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