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Bug 72135 - up2date gives python puke after kickstart installation
up2date gives python puke after kickstart installation
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adrian Likins
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-08-21 08:51 EDT by Fred New
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:59 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-21 08:51:55 EDT
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Description Fred New 2002-08-21 08:51:50 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
After installing null using kickstart and FTP, I tried running "up2date --nox
-p" and received a screen full of traceback messages (below).

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as root.
2. up2date --nox -p


Actual Results:  # up2date --nox -p
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 773, in ?
  File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 315, in main
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateAuth.py", line 110, in updateLoginInfo
    loginInfo = login()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateAuth.py", line 99, in login
    loginInfo = rpcServer.doCall(server.up2date.login, systemId)
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 110, in doCall
    ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/xmlrpclib.py", line 821, in __call__
    return self.__send(self.__name, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/rpclib.py", line 117, in _request
    request = self._req_body(params, methodname)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/rpclib.py", line 103, in _req_body
   return xmlrpclib.dumps(params, methodname, encoding=self._encoding)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/xmlrpclib.py", line 763, in dumps
    data = m.dumps(params)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/xmlrpclib.py", line 454, in dumps
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/xmlrpclib.py", line 465, in __dump
    raise TypeError, "cannot marshal %s objects" % type(value)
TypeError: cannot marshal <type 'NoneType'> objects

Expected Results:  I expected one of the following:
1. A message that said that a package (RPM) was missing.
2. A message that says that I cannot run up2date from a cloned (kickstarted)
3. A message that my RHN profile had been updated.

Additional info:

The following package lines appear in my kickstart file:
@Printing Support
@X Window System
@GNOME Desktop Environment
@Graphical Internet
@Text-based Internet
@Sound and Video
@Engineering and Scientific
@System Tools
@Administration Tools
@Games and Entertainment
@Development Tools
@Development Libraries
@Kernel Development
@X Software Development
@GNOME Software Development
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2002-08-21 16:59:18 EDT
traceback should be fixed in 2.9.51

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