Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 729500
Error while installing updates on Fedora 16 Alpha RC3
Last modified: 2013-02-13 21:20:26 EST
Performing http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_desktop_updates for Fedora 16 Alpha RC3, I hit a crash. I installed from the desktop live x86_64 image and ran the software update utility. It reported just over 100 updates (all updates-testing stuff, I guess). I said to install updates, and agreed to let it install additional dependencies. Some time after that (I wasn't monitoring it closely), it hit this traceback:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>
Error Value: 'file' object has no attribute 'w'
File : /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py, line 446, in callback
self._instProgress( bytes, total, h )
File : /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py, line 524, in _instProgress
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3381, in event
if te_total > 0:
File : /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 134, in sub_percentage
print "subpercentage\t$i" $ (percent)
File : /usr/lib64/python2.7/codecs.py, line 383, in __getattr__
return getattr(self.stream, name)
prima facie, as a failure of the test case, this is an Alpha blocker, under criterion "The installed system must be able to download and install updates with yum and the default graphical package manager in all release-blocking desktops".
see also bug #729513 - after leaving gnome-packagekit in the failed state for a while with the traceback showing, it actually crashed. 729513 is the report for the crash.
I'll try to look at this today. I'm stuck at the desktop summit in a conference room but I'm slowly downloading RC3 and will try my best.
Created attachment 517642 [details]
RC3 does not boot in a F15 VM.
if you're trying the live image, that's a known bug we're also tracking as a blocker - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=728863 . to work around, boot with enforcing=0 . my testing was done from a DVD install, for the record.
Discussed in the 2011-08-10 Fedora 16 go/no-go meeting. There have not been enough reproductions of this bug to decide on blocker status at this time. Will wait for the blocker bug review meeting on friday to decided on blocker status.
Testers, please attempt to reproduce.
I just loaded up F16 on a F15 host (thanks Adam!) and updated 150 packages successfully using gpk-update-viewer. It seems to work for me. Can you verify that "rpm -Va" reports no obvious problems?
Okay. I'll re-test this with both live and DVD installs later and see if we can pinpoint it at all...
Discussed in the 2011-08-12 blocker review meeting. There are still not enough reproductions to make a decision now. If this has not been reproduced by next week, will reject as alpha blocker.
Discussed at the weekly QA meeting of 2011-08-15 (with anaconda team and releng in attendance). No-one else has been able to reproduce this. Agreed to reject as blocker for now, will re-propose if anyone else reproduces with RC4.
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