Bug 615326 - error: not an rpm package
Summary: error: not an rpm package
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Huff
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-07-16 14:07 UTC by Steve Grubb
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:15 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-29 13:25:39 UTC

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Description Steve Grubb 2010-07-16 14:07:01 UTC
Description of problem:
I get the message: "error: not an rpm package". I have more than 1100 rpms in the cache. Which one is it not happy with? I think the message should at least tell me which package it does not like, or offer to delete and reimport the package if it can do so.

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

Actual results:
Retrieving http://mirrors1.kernel.org/fedora/releases/11/Everything/x86_64/os/Packages/zlib-1.2.3-22.fc11.x86_64.rpm ...OK
error: not an rpm package
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/livecd-creator", line 140, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/livecd-creator", line 123, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imgcreate/creator.py", line 666, in install
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imgcreate/yuminst.py", line 181, in runInstall
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 208, in populateTs
    hdr = txmbr.po.returnHeaderFromPackage()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/packages.py", line 732, in returnHeaderFromPackage
    hdr = rpmUtils.miscutils.hdrFromPackage(ts, rpmfile)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/rpmUtils/miscutils.py", line 414, in hdrFromPackage
    raise rpmUtils.RpmUtilsError, "RPM Error opening Package"
rpmUtils.RpmUtilsError: RPM Error opening Package

Comment 1 Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-07-18 06:13:03 UTC
Well. This should be reassigned to Yum component.

[autopsy@localhost ~]$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/rpmUtils/miscutils.py
[autopsy@localhost ~]$

The error message you are seeing could possibly be due to the package being corrupt. To make hdrFromPackage() more verbose, you want to submit a patch.
414 of /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/rpmUtils/miscutils.py

    except rpm.error, e:
        raise rpmUtils.RpmUtilsError, "RPM Error opening Package %s" %package

Would make your system more verbose. Perhaps you can check that your packages are or are not corrupt.

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