Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57024
Installing Packages failed unexpectedly on somewhat heavy task
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:11 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to run /usr/bin/up2date, and there were some 30 packages
selected for update, the download phase went fine but the installation
phase failed with console diagnostic as given below.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Sorry, cannot describe exactly how to reproduce. You would need a
RH 7.1 machine that was freshly installed this summer, then slightly
updated in August, and then subject to a /usr/bin/up2date session
this day (3rd December).
Actual Results: In the console window from which I launched /usr/bin/up2date:
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/gui.py", line 592, in doInstallation ..
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date/up2date.py", line 2518, in InstallPackages
error = errors + e + "\n"
TypeError: illegal argument type for built-in operation
I forgot ... I should have added that this failure was NOT a total
show-stopper. I proceeded to do some partial updates, selecting a single package
to start with, then the entire set of TeX pcakages, then the rest. Doing so
caused all the updates to complete without problems. I also noted that these
repeated runs of up2date did not cause any files to be downloaded, as that had
been done successfully already.
This should be fixed in the current errataed packages.
Are you still seeing this issue?
I'm positive this bug has been fixed in the current client, so closing bug.