up2date error exceptions.UnboundLocalError related to unofficial yum repository?

Michael E Brown Michael_E_Brown at dell.com
Wed Jun 27 11:26:27 CDT 2007

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 11:47:16AM -0400, Zembower, Kevin wrote:
> Mike, thanks for responding. I tried to follow your directions on moving
> the cache, but I couldn't locate it. I don't have a /var/cache/up2date.
> The only thing I have in /var/ is /var/spool/up2date/ with entries like
> this:
> -bash-3.00# locate up2date |grep var
> /var/lib/up2date
> /var/lib/up2date/dbtimestamp
> /var/spool/up2date
> /var/spool/up2date/libsmbios-debuginfo-0.13.4-1.el4.i386.hdr
> /var/spool/up2date/srvadmin-isvc-4.5.0-335.i386.hdr
> /var/spool/up2date/xerces-c-devel-2.7.0-3.x86_64.hdr
> /var/spool/up2date/srvadmin-isvc-5.0.0-463.i386.hdr
> <snip>

Yes, that is correct. I was working from memory.

> I executed:
> -bash-3.00# mv /var/spool/up2date /var/spool/up2date-old
> -bash-3.00# up2date --update      
> The storage directory /var/spool/up2date could not be found, or was not
> accessable.
> -bash-3.00# mkdir /var/spool/up2date

Looks good.

> -bash-3.00# up2date --update               
> http://linux.dell.com/yum/software/mirrors-rhel4.txt


> using mirror: http://linux.dell.com/repo/software/el4


> There was an error downloading:
> http://linux.dell.com/yum/software/rhel4//headers/dell-lsiflash-0-1.0.15
> -1.el4.i386.hdr

Here I am stumped. I dont see why it is using the wrong path here when
it obviously has the right path in the previous step.

I'll need to take a look at a couple things and see if I can make
anything out. I'll see if I can reproduce this.

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