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Old 29th November 2008, 09:41 AM
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Help, yum broken after upgrade to FC10 today

Upgraded today from FC9 and install process went well. System up and running mostly same as before. Found my system was running on the nv video driver instead of the nvidia driver I had been running previously. Tried to get it back to normal by following the instructions in this thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...d.php?t=204752 and found I have problems with yum. Confirmed by trying to run the Add/Remove Software GUI frontend.

I get this error in the Add/Remove Software module:
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>
Error Value: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'repoData'
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2202, in <module>
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2199, in main
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 599, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 566, in dispatch_command
self.search_name(options, searchterms)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 337, in search_name
self._do_search(searchlist, filters, key)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 306, in _do_search
for (pkg, inst) in res:
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 1634, in searchGenerator
for sack in self.pkgSack.sacks.values():
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 592, in <lambda>
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py, line 435, in _getSacks
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/repos.py, line 251, in populateSack
sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py, line 160, in populate
if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py, line 217, in _check_db_version
return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py, line 1120, in _check_db_version
if repoXML.repoData.has_key(mdtype):

Error is similar to this when trying to run any command involving yum from the command line.

How can I use wget to get the yum packages and re-install them?


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Old 29th November 2008, 02:39 PM
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Goto http://koji.fedoraproject.org/ and in the search box, enter yum.
Pick the one you want from the build history, click on it. This will expand.
Download the correct version for your arch, or just the noarch if that is all.

Once you have it downloaded, if it is a newer version, use "rpm -Uhv <rpm>".
If it is an older version, add "--oldpackage" arg to that line, if it is the same
version, run "rpm -e --nodeps <package>" to wipe out the installed first, then
run the first command to re-install.
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Old 30th November 2008, 05:42 AM
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Thanks for the reply,

I tried this out, and re-installed yum (same version as I already have) by following your instructions. This was evidently not the problem as the same situation still exists. yum can't seem to establish connections with the repo mirrors as it should be able to do. Is there a yum.conf file I can check into somewhere? Maybe my firewall is blocking it, but I'm not getting any feedback about it? Hmmm...

In this thread, I posted error message from the graphical package updater, but I am getting similar errors, from the command line usage of yum as I posted earlier in this thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...19890#poststop ...

404 errors from all the different mirrors it's trying to connect to, followed by similar error messages. Any ideas?
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Old 30th November 2008, 06:22 AM
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Try yum itself from the terminal. Maybe you have some issue there to deal with before using the GUI.

su -
yum check-update
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Old 30th November 2008, 06:39 PM
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Hi guys indeed i get exactly the same problem but...

1. YUM is working really fine in console... I thinks yours too

2. all who's related to update in gui give the same problem error in backend

3. i don't think it's related to an update but to a plug

what i found out it's related to packageit-gnome package

but like i'm a newbie don't know how to install it nothing is written inside readme text do you have a clue ?
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Old 1st December 2008, 06:42 AM
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Yep, people have noticed the problem. I am getting the same problem here, too.
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Old 1st December 2008, 11:31 AM
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So...seems like I'm not the only one with problems with yum. Anybody fixed it yet?


No, I can't get any package updater to work, either command-line yum, System Updater, or Add/Remove software. Still get the errors I posted originally. Almost ready for a complete, clean re-install, and if that doesn't work, I'll revert to FC9, which I know works very well.
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Old 1st December 2008, 01:50 PM
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could you give me the result the you get when you try in terminal the following:

ps :be sur then selinux is in permissive mode or desactivated !


yum --noplugins update

i can at least allow you to upgrade in console for the gui we will wait

I still think is related to packageit "clearly main () doesn't call anythink so n link between package it and yum don't work

3 version exist above the one released now

so if somebody knows how to install it :configure make file ....

we will solve it


does everybody got the error at the line 768 in yumex that can help me thks

Last edited by ghostdogjp; 1st December 2008 at 01:56 PM.
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Old 2nd December 2008, 02:19 PM
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i solved my probem

i removed security related plugins like that

yum remove *yum*security*
yum*remove *yum*presto

plugins by plugins

no problem anymore
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Old 5th December 2008, 07:52 AM
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I resolved it by removing the yum-rpm-warm-cache.

Good luck
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Old 5th December 2008, 07:36 PM
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Well, I resolved it by a fresh install. Probably what I should have done in the first place. It is the recommended method, I guess.
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