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Yum upgrade problem

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Problem

Yum updates through cron die with:

/etc/cron.daily/yum.cron:

(process:14700): GLib-CRITICAL **: file gtimer.c: line 106 (g_timer_stop): assertion `timer != NULL' failed

(process:14700): GLib-CRITICAL **: file gtimer.c: line 88 (g_timer_destroy): assertion `timer != NULL' failed Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ? yummain.main(sys.argv[1:]) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 97, in main result, resultmsgs = do() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 477, in doCommands return self.updatePkgs() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 955, in updatePkgs self.doRepoSetup() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 75, in doRepoSetup self.doSackSetup(thisrepo=thisrepo) File "init.py", line 260, in doSackSetup File "repos.py", line 277, in populateSack File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/sqlitecachec.py", line 40, in getPrimary self.repoid)) TypeError: Can not create index on requires table: near "NOT": syntax error

(process:14713): GLib-CRITICAL **: file gtimer.c: line 106 (g_timer_stop): assertion `timer != NULL' failed

(process:14713): GLib-CRITICAL **: file gtimer.c: line 88 (g_timer_destroy): assertion `timer != NULL' failed Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ? yummain.main(sys.argv[1:]) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 97, in main result, resultmsgs = do() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 447, in doShell yumshell.script() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/shell.py", line 50, in script self.onecmd(line) File "/usr/lib/python2.3/cmd.py", line 209, in onecmd return self.default(line) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/shell.py", line 70, in default self.base.doCommands() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 477, in doCommands return self.updatePkgs() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 955, in updatePkgs self.doRepoSetup() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 75, in doRepoSetup self.doSackSetup(thisrepo=thisrepo) File "init.py", line 260, in doSackSetup File "repos.py", line 277, in populateSack File "/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/sqlitecachec.py", line 40, in getPrimary self.repoid)) TypeError: Can not create index on requires table: near "NOT": syntax error

Commentary

>>http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2611

CentOS is trying to be clever: the yum.daily cron entry tries to update yum only before running the daily update, on the theory that any fresh goodness in yum should be baked in before updating everything.

This falls down when the yum update depends on something but isn't included as a dependancy (in this case, the update to sqlite).

Solution

Upgrade sqlite and friends:

Yum should now work again.

Update

This didn't actually work: yum would eat all the memory and then die either when the memory was exhausted or the process limit was reached.

We also attempted a manual update of yum, rpm, and the associated friends; none of this made a difference.

We believe this has to do with updates receieved from a non-standerd yum repository; the system has yum disabled and will be rebuilt by kickstart to eliminate the differences.

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