[Pulp-list] Important: RPM Name Issues in Pulp
jason.dobies at redhat.com
Fri May 4 20:21:23 UTC 2012
We've recently encountered an issue that can arise when certain
conditions are met in a repository. If a repository's comps.xml file
contains a reference to an RPM that has a period in its name (RPM name
itself, not the full filename), there is an issue persisting the package
into the database during a sync. The main use case in which we've seen
this is when synchronizing repositories containing the openoffice.org
The issue arises due to a restriction recent versions of pymongo places
on certain usage of periods in documents. It is a recent change and,
coupled with the fact that periods in RPM names is a fairly rare
occurrence, helps explain why we're just now starting to see it.
After investigation, our approach is to recommend downgrading your
version of pymongo if you encounter this issue. Now that we know about
it, it will be resolved in 2.0 (I know, big surprise, jdob saying
something's fixed in 2.0). The decision at this time is to not attempt
the non-trivial fix in the v1 stream.
More information can be found on our FAQ:
We apologize for any inconvenience the pymongo downgrade causes. Those
responsible have been sacked.
As always, please let us know if you run into any issues.
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