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Old 01-01-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Red face Package Updater bugging and not updating in FEDORA 8

From the last several days my Package updater is not working. It shows about any new update available but whenever i try to see or apply any available updates it tries to open the package updater(Pirut) and it fails all the time giving this message:

An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please save the crash dump and file a detailed bug report against pirut at

Component: pirut
Summary: TB4c8309c5 list index out of range

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 611, in <module>
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 607, in main
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 447, in run
File "/usr/sbin/pup", line 262, in doRefresh
pbar = self.doRefreshRepos(destroy=False)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pirut/", line 339, in doRefreshRepos
self.reposSetup(pbar, thisrepo)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pirut/", line 303, in reposSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 72, in doTsSetup
return self._getTs()
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 85, in _getTs
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 91, in _getTsInfo
self._tsInfo.setDatabases(self.rpmdb, self.pkgSack)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 529, in <lambda>
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 384, in _getSacks
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 214, in populateSack
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 66, in doSetup'postreposetup')
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/", line 169, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/", line 97, in postreposetup_hook, " * %s: %s" % (str(repo), host(repo.urls[0])))
IndexError: list index out of range

Local variables in innermost frame:
repo: InstallMedia
conduit: <yum.plugins.PostRepoSetupPluginConduit instance at 0x133f098>
repos: ['livna-development', 'updates-source', 'livna-development-debuginfo', 'updates-testing', 'livna', 'updates-testing-source', 'livna-debuginfo', 'fedora', 'livna-testing', 'InstallMedia', 'development-source', 'adobe-linux-i386', 'development', 'updates-debuginfo', 'fedora-debuginfo', 'livna-development-source', 'updates-testing-debuginfo', 'updates', 'livna-source', 'fedora-source', 'development-debuginfo', 'livna-testing-debug', 'livna-testing-source']
repomirrors: {'InstallMedia': [], 'livna': ['', '', '', '', '', ''], 'fedora': ['', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '']}

and in the end it give me three options of DEBUG, SAVE TO FILE and QUIT!

when i press DEBUG,the message box as well as the package updater disappears and nothing happens!
and when i press SAVE TO FILE it just saves the whole test thing on to my hard disk in a text file format and ask me to post it!
and QUIT does what it does!

and let me tell you that it was working Perfectly before a week and my OS is also working superbly!

but i want this problem to be sorted out!


Last edited by fireblade_spark; 01-01-2008 at 01:53 PM.
Old 01-02-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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Try installing yumex and then get all the yum updates. Try from the console (with root logon) to do a yum install yum* and a yum update yum*

This would bring in fixes to pup. Then hopefully your updates will work again.

I had to do what I just recommended. I did it for Fedora 7.

Old 01-03-2008, 02:38 AM   #3
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Thank You So So Much!

Its Updating Via Yum At Least !
Hope It Gets Fixed!


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