[arch-dev-public] Problem with web dashboard: massive orphaning of packages
buchuki at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 20:44:48 EDT 2008
2008/9/12 Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> They're stored in /tmp/archweb_update.log and emailed to me once a
> day. This is all done in the cron script located at
What about debug level messages?
> 2008-09-12 18:02:38 -> INFO: Finished repo parsing
> 2008-09-12 18:02:38 -> INFO: Starting database updates.
> 2008-09-12 18:02:38 -> INFO: Updating Arch: x86_64
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Finished updating Arch: x86_64
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Updating Arch: i686
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package kde-l10n-ca from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package xalan-java from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package fcgi from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package enblend-enfuse from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package netcdf from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package mirage from database
> 2008-09-12 18:02:47 -> INFO: Removing package glhack from database
> ..... lots and lots of "Removing package" lines ....
> I wonder a) why those were removed and b) if that is related to the
> x86_64 orphaning
b) is almost certainly yes. The packages get removed and then
presumably get added again later with orphan status. This must be
thoroughly fucking up the web interface new package notification.
a) is WTF. I just checked the current state of the db.tar.gz and they
seem to contain packages that reporead claims were removed. So it
doesn't look like anything is breaking the db.tar.gz. It seems more
like reporead is not reading the whole file. But its still possible
the db.tar.gz has been fixed since the error occurred.
I have added some logging info to say how many packages are currently
in the web db and how many are in the new sync db. If these are
disparate the problem is in the code that loads the repo.db.tar.gz.
Otherwise its in the code that adds/removes packages.
I also implemented a check to warn or exception if these numbers are
75% or 50%, as Paul suggested.
I don't have time to look for anything else right now, hopefully it
will keep happening so I can track it down.
Does somebody want to give me a quck rundown or wiki article of how
the database tools move packages from svn to release in
repo.db.tar.gz? I'm thinking if reporead wants to be this anal, maybe
we should add some hooks to whatever script says 'I just released a
package, please update the database' and sync up the web database at
the time things get updated.
Sorry I don't know what's causing this folks. I'm just praying its a
long standing bug and can blame it on cactus instead of having to come
back to y'all and say "well here's the thing, I introduced this really
really stupid bug into reporead.py....." ;-)
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