CentOS Release 5.3 (Final) Yum Update Error TypeError: Unsubscriptable Object

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Just FYI. This machine has been offline and not updated for several months. I booted it and ran yum update. It generated an error. I googled the error, no hits. I did “yum clean all”. Tried yum update again, it finished dependency resolution and reported some missing dependencies. I can deal with that. love and kisses, Dave

Here is the tail end of the error output:

—> Package geos-devel.x86_64 0:3.1.0-1.el5.rf set to be updated
–> Processing Dependency: libgeos-3.1.0.so()(64bit) for package: gdal
4f6cc3a71b7f8a837fe18f749eb1740523af76b0-filelists.sqlite.bz2
| 5.6 MB 02:09
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/bin/yum”, line 29, in ?
yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
File “/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py”, line 229, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File “/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py”, line 145, in main
(result, resultmsgs) = base.buildTransaction()
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py”, line 647, in buildTransaction
(rescode, restring) = self.resolveDeps()
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py”, line 704, in resolveDeps
for po, dep in self._checkFileRequires():
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py”, line 939, in
_checkFileRequires
if not self.tsInfo.getOldProvides(filename) and not self.tsInfo.getNewProvides(filename):
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/transactioninfo.py”, line 414, in getNewProvides
for pkg, hits in self.pkgSack.getProvides(name, flag, version).iteritems():
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py”, line 300, in getProvides
return self._computeAggregateDictResult(“getProvides”, name, flags, version)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py”, line 470, in
_computeAggregateDictResult
sackResult = apply(method, args)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 861, in getProvides
return self._search(“provides”, name, flags, version)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 43, in newFunc
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 837, in
_search
for pkg in self.searchFiles(name, strict=True):
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 43, in newFunc
return func(*args, **kwargs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 586, in searchFiles
self._sql_pkgKey2po(rep, cur, pkgs)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 470, in
_sql_pkgKey2po
pkg = self._packageByKey(repo, ob[‘pkgKey’])
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 413, in
_packageByKey
po = self.pc(repo, cur.fetchone())
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 68, in
__init__
self._read_db_obj(db_obj)
File “/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py”, line 94, in
_read_db_obj
setattr(self, item, _share_data(db_obj[item]))
TypeError: unsubscriptable object

2 thoughts on - CentOS Release 5.3 (Final) Yum Update Error TypeError: Unsubscriptable Object

  • geos-devel.x86_64 0:3.1.0-1.el5.rf is a RepoForge package and thus this depedency problem does not signify a CentOS problem.

    —–Urspr

  • And by the way, if you do leaps like this make sure to update yum first. The older Yum might not be able to cope with newer metadata.

    —–Urspr

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