Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63578
up2date misinterprets missing semi-colon in pkgSkipList
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:11 EST
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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
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Remove ; from pkgSkipList or fileSkipList in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
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.
well, ugh. That more or less breaks the fileformat.
the ; indicates "this is a list", otherwise it's just
Leaving that ; off in the config file is a broken config file.