Bug 63578 - up2date misinterprets missing semi-colon in pkgSkipList
up2date misinterprets missing semi-colon in pkgSkipList
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
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Reported: 2002-04-15 15:57 EDT by David M. Cook
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-20 17:28:19 EST
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Description David M. Cook 2002-04-15 15:57:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
If the semi-colon at the end of the pkgSkipList goes missing for some reason,
up2date seems to treat this in the same way as


I would assume this would be a problem with removeSkipList and maybe other
semi-colon terminated entries as well.  I don't know how the semi-colons go
missing in customers' up2date configs, but it happens.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.7.77-7.x.2

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove ; from pkgSkipList or fileSkipList in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
2.up2date -l

Actual Results:  All available updates are show as being skipped.

Expected Results:  Either an error message about the missing semi-colon, or
ignoring an unterminated skiplist. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2003-01-20 17:28:19 EST
well, ugh.  That more or less breaks the fileformat.

the ; indicates "this is a list", otherwise it's just
a string. 

Leaving that ; off in the config file is a broken config file.

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