[Yum] traceback encountered

Troy Dawson dawson at fnal.gov
Fri Sep 6 15:51:59 UTC 2002


That did it.  I wiped out everything from /var/cache/yum and let it rebuilt 
it.  It's working again.
Thanks
Troy

Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Troy Dawson wrote:
> 
> 
>>Howdy,
>>This traceback might be a problem on the machine's end, and not yum.  I just 
>>need a little pointing in the right direction.
>>
>>The problem is on a 7.3 machine, with rpm 4.0.4, python 1.5.2-38, and as far 
>>as I can tell, pretty much like any other machine.  It is a laptop, if that 
>>has anthing to do with anything.  Here is the traceback
>>
>># yum update
>>Gathering package information from servers
>>Getting headers from: Fermi Linux 73rolling main
>>Getting headers from: Fermi Linux 73rolling updates
>>Finding updated packages
>>Downloading needed headers
>>Resolving dependencies
>>Traceback (innermost last):
>>   File "/usr/sbin/yum", line 24, in ?
>>     yummain.main(sys.argv[1:])
>>   File "yummain.py", line 201, in main
>>   File "nevral.py", line 219, in resolvedeps
>>   File "nevral.py", line 69, in getHeader
>>   File "clientStuff.py", line 167, in readHeader
>>   File "/usr/lib/python1.5/gzip.py", line 150, in read
>>     self._read(readsize)
>>   File "/usr/lib/python1.5/gzip.py", line 201, in _read
>>     uncompress = self.decompress.flush()
>>zlib.error: Error -5 while decompressing
> 
> 
> I had a similar problem when I had a messed up NFS mount of
> /var/cache/yum/server.  For one reason or another the images of
> installed files and installed headers got into an inconsistent state
> that caused a crash, possibly because yum lost write permissions
> somewhere that it needed them, possibly because some files were
> corrupted and it couldn't deal with the corruption without crashing.
> 
> Try deleting or moving and recreating /var/cache/yum/[server,packages]
> and see if it (after completely rebuilding its headers and rpm cache,
> unfortunately) doesn't proceed correctly once again.
> 
>    rgb
> 
> 
>>#
>># rpm -q yum rpm rpm-python gzip
>>yum-0.9.2-1f5
>>rpm-4.0.4-7x.18
>>rpm-python-4.0.4-7x.18
>>gzip-1.3.3-1
>># rpm -V yum rpm-python gzip
>>#
>># rpm -q python
>>python-1.5.2-38
>># rpm -V python
>>#
>>
>>Any idea's where to start looking to fix this?
>>
>>Troy
>>
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