Bug 860491 - yum OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument: '/var/lib/yum/yumdb/l/bcf2ac904fce487b48260b562eaca4677bcb0292-libsndfile-1.0.25-1.fc16-x86_64/checksum_type'
yum OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument: '/var/lib/yum/yumdb/l/bcf2ac904fce4...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-09-25 20:46 EDT by Phil V
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:23 EST (History)
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Description Phil V 2012-09-25 20:46:30 EDT
Description of problem:

Recently (last two weeks or so) yum update fails. always. Even after yum clean all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum --version
  Installed: rpm- at 2012-04-26 02:57
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-04-03 15:49
  Committed: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com> at 2012-04-03

  Installed: yum-3.4.3-25.fc16.noarch at 2012-08-09 20:48
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-08-01 15:48
  Committed: Zdenek Pavlas <zpavlas at redhat.com> at 2012-08-01

  Installed: yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.31-2.fc16.noarch at 2011-12-21 21:59
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2011-08-13 14:09
  Committed: Tim Lauridsen <timlau@fedoraproject.org> at 2011-08-13

I have tried yum update package eg:

# yum update fire*
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, remove-with-leaves, show-leaves
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: fedora.mirror.lstn.net
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * updates: fedora.mirror.lstn.net
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package firefox.x86_64 0:15.0-1.fc16 will be updated
---> Package firefox.x86_64 0:15.0.1-1.fc16 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: xulrunner(x86-64) >= 15.0.1-1 for package: firefox-15.0.1-1.fc16.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xulrunner.x86_64 0:15.0-2.fc16 will be updated
---> Package xulrunner.x86_64 0:15.0.1-1.fc16 will be an update
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 321, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 187, in main
    (result, resultmsgs) = base.buildTransaction() 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 1114, in buildTransaction
    (rescode, restring) = self.resolveDeps()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 864, in resolveDeps
    for po, dep in self._checkFileRequires():
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 1144, in _checkFileRequires
    self.installedFileProviders = self.rpmdb.fileRequiresData()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 902, in fileRequiresData
    rpmdbv = self.simpleVersion(main_only=True)[0]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1136, in simpleVersion
    if 'checksum_type' in ydbi and 'checksum_data' in ydbi:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1825, in __contains__
    x = self.get(attr)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1855, in get
    res = self._read(attr)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1770, in _read
    info = misc.stat_f(fn, ignore_EACCES=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/misc.py", line 958, in stat_f
    return os.stat(filename)
OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument: '/var/lib/yum/yumdb/l/bcf2ac904fce487b48260b562eaca4677bcb0292-libsndfile-1.0.25-1.fc16-x86_64/checksum_type'
Comment 1 Zdeněk Pavlas 2012-09-26 08:42:54 EDT
This is weird, as both os.stat() and stat(2) are documented NOT to return EINVAL.
What does "stat /var/lib/yum/yumdb/l/bcf2ac904fce487b48260b562eaca4677bcb0292-libsndfile-1.0.25-1.fc16-x86_64/checksum_type" say?  Have you tried running fsck?
Comment 2 Phil V 2012-10-05 17:51:24 EDT
Good catch. Rebooting off a Live USB drive and then running xfs_repair removed this error. 

Alas, yum verify all reports a bunch of errors, that 'yum reinstall' X does not seem to solve.
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