[Yum-devel] show-leaves and "RPMDB has been altered" warnings

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Oct 28 15:40:01 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 28 October 2009, James Antill wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 22:27 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > With the show-leaves plugin enabled, every yum transaction prints a
> > "RPMDB has been altered since the last yum transaction" warning.  So I
> > suppose conduit.getRpmDB().returnLeafNodes() in the plugin's pretrans and
> > posttrans does something that causes the rpmdb version to change even
> > though it internally uses rpmUtils' "read only" transaction.  Is there
> > something the show-leaves plugin could sanely do about this?
>  This fixes it for me, but the real fix needs more work:

Wow, how did you come up with this?  I tested your full patch[0] and it gets 
rid of the warnings for me too, but I can't think of a reason why avoiding 
reading gpg pubkeys would have that kind of an effect.

[0] No ACK, I'll rather let someone who understands the full implications of 
those changes comment on them.

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