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Old 09-25-2006, 12:43 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Linux Mint
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smart problem

Hi all, I use smart to update and maintain my system and have had no problems with it until about 4 days ago. I believe it started (but not sure) when I was playing around with python and it looks like python errors. Here is what happens when I try to do anything with smart.

smart update
Traceback (most recent call last):##################################### ( 99%)
File "/usr/bin/smart", line 194, in ?
File "/usr/bin/smart", line 167, in main
exitcode =, opts.argv)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/", line 53, in run
result = _command.main(self._ctrl, opts)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/commands/", line 77, in main
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/", line 375, in reloadChannels
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/backends/rpm/", line 314, in loadFileProvides
def loadFileProvides(self, fndict):
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/backends/rpm/", line 321, in loadFileProvides
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/smart/backends/rpm/", line 346, in parseFilesList
for event, elem in cElementTree.iterparse(file, ("start", "end")):
File "<string>", line 64, in __iter__
SyntaxError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 479344, column 58
Can anyone translate and/or tell me how to fix this please? Thanks.
Old 09-26-2006, 12:12 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2006
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Look here first.

After I deleted the channel folder and reran 'smart update' those errors went away - though other errors crept up - look for me next posting...

Deion "Mule" Christopher


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