Bug 54791 - Up2date gets TypeError installing latest kernel update
Summary: Up2date gets TypeError installing latest kernel update
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-19 01:05 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-11-06 20:14:01 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2001:119 normal SHIPPED_LIVE New up2date and rhn_register clients available 2001-10-03 04:00:00 UTC

Description Need Real Name 2001-10-19 01:05:07 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.4) Gecko/20010917

Description of problem:
Running up2date to install the latest rh7.1 kernel update, I get this
error in the installation phase and up2date hangs, and must be killed:

[root@bergum-w2k bergum]# Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/gui.py", line 592, in doInstallation
    kernelsToInstall = up2date.installPackages(self.selectedPkgList,
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 2158, in installPackages
    error = errors + e + "\n"
TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation

Running up2date-2.5.4-1.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run up2date
2.Select kernel upgrades
3.Keep hitting next until it hangs.

Actual Results:  Up2date hangs in the installation phase.

Expected Results:  New kernel installed!

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2001-10-24 20:34:33 UTC
A cause for this is that the rpm kernel package
install failed for some reason (a typical one
being not enough space in /boot).

The proper error message isnt raised because
of a bug in the error handling code. This
will be fixed in the next version of the up2date

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-10-24 22:03:47 UTC
I fixed the typo in the python code, and the install ran just fine.  I think
that the typo results in a python compile time error, as when I fixed the code
there was no error message printed, and the install ran just fine.

Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2001-11-01 23:01:04 UTC
should be fixed in next release of code

Comment 4 David M. Cook 2001-11-06 20:13:55 UTC
Verified kernel update and typo fix.

Comment 5 David M. Cook 2002-02-22 17:29:42 UTC
Fix: http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2001-119.html

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