Bug 57024 - Installing Packages failed unexpectedly on somewhat heavy task
Installing Packages failed unexpectedly on somewhat heavy task
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
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Reported: 2001-12-03 11:01 EST by Rabbe Fogelholm
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-15 14:37:44 EDT
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Description Rabbe Fogelholm 2001-12-03 11:01:32 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):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Rabbe Fogelholm 2001-12-03 11:06:33 EST
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.
Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2002-04-30 15:39:22 EDT
This should be fixed in the current errataed packages.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2002-05-15 08:48:05 EDT
Are you still seeing this issue?
Comment 4 Adrian Likins 2002-05-15 16:11:36 EDT
I'm positive this bug has been fixed in the current client, so closing bug.

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