Bug 19781 - Handles rpm error message poorly
Summary: Handles rpm error message poorly
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: backend-yum (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-28 06:40 UTC by william.jon.mccann
Modified: 2012-01-05 10:15 UTC (History)
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patch to workaround insanity (998 bytes, patch)
2009-01-28 08:12 UTC, Richard Hughes
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Description william.jon.mccann 2009-01-28 06:40:14 UTC
Here's the yum output:
Running Transaction

[('installing package kernel- needs 730KB on the /boot filesystem', (9, '/boot', 747520L))]

PackageKit displays a dialog with this in it:
An internal system error has occurred

And under More details:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>
Error Value: sequence item 0: expected string, tuple found
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2280, in <module>
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2277, in main
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 600, in dispatcher
    self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
  File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 578, in dispatch_command
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 1105, in update_system
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 1534, in _runYumTransaction
    message = _format_msgs(ye.value)
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 170, in _format_msgs
    text = "
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-01-28 08:09:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Running Transaction
> [('installing package kernel- needs 730KB on the /boot
> filesystem', (9, '/boot', 747520L))]

You actually get this on the command line? What version yum? If this is the case, yum seems very busted to me.

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2009-01-28 08:12:00 UTC
Created attachment 22308 [details] [review]
patch to workaround insanity

Can you try applying this patch? You can copy it directly into /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py if you don't have a checkout handy. Thanks dude.
Comment 3 william.jon.mccann 2009-01-28 08:57:23 UTC
The message is actually from RPM originally.  Also see:
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2009-01-29 00:15:08 UTC
Where do the brackets come from?

('installing package kernel-2.6.27-0.290.rc5.fc10.i686 needs 2MB on the /boot
filesystem', (9, '/boot', 2012160L))

I guess python is parsing this as structure.
Comment 5 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2012-01-05 10:15:17 UTC
Hi there,
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