Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55537
up2date lists all previous packages with each update but doesn't redownload them
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:52:24 EST
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Description of problem:
Up2date works perfectly in this environment, but whenever it is run
from the command-line as "up2date -u -v", it lists all current
packages that have been installed by it as if they were being
downloaded. It, in fact, does not re-download them, nor does it
reinstall them. And it downloads new packages and installs them
correctly. This is more of a cosmetic/confusion problem than an
actual functional error, but it must be symptomatic of a deeper error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. up2date -u -v
I'm not sure I understand what is going on.
tell me if this sounds like an accurate restatement of the issue:
1. You run up2date, download, and install some updates.
2. You run `up2date -u -v` again, it looks to be redownloading
the packages you already updated?
One thing is that for packages that are decided it needs to skip (kernel
by default, or packages with config changes that cant reliably be updated)
it will show the list of packages skipped, and with "-v" also show you
the errata advisory information for them. Could this be whats going on?
Steps 1 and 2 you note are what's going on, but it lists every already-
downloaded package, and it takes some time to process them even
though they are ostensibly already installed. When it hits netscape-
common, it takes 5 to 10 seconds to get through it. I don't think it's actually
running rpm again (although I can't quite tell - I could monitor if that's
useful). But it's definitely running through the entire list of updates as if it
hadn't installed any of them.
I can check /var/spool/up2date and all the RPMs are there. I can check the
locations and versions, and the new files are installed.
As I say, cosmetic, but time consuming and confusing. I have the kernel
update exclusion off, and was able to use up2date to install the latest
dcook, can you try to duplicate this? I'm not having much luck.
Now I feel like an idiot. I finally managed to get gnome running on this
system and ran the gnome version of up2date which offers substantially
more feedback than the -v flag of up2date from the command line. At
some point in the past, I'd set up2date to download only. The gnome
up2date provided that feedback textually - hey, go to up2date-config to
change this option - which I did and all is well.
You might consider adding that brief banner for us idiots to the command-
line version. Thanks!