Bug #16877

PLP0000: Invalid block tag: 'compress' error on EPEL 7 repo

Added by Jorick Astrego over 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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When adding the EPEL 7 repo and synching, the sync fails with error:

PLP0000: Invalid block tag: 'compress'

After investigating this appears to be a bug in pulp, resolved in 2.9.2

But katello is still using a older version: pulp-server-2.9.1-1.el7.noarch

So I added the pulp 2.9 stable repo and upgraded the packages.

But I get an error on the /katello/sync_management page

We're sorry, but something went wrong.

If you are the application owner check the logs for more information.

2016-10-12 09:54:12 e0539c47 [app] [F]
RestClient::InternalServerError (500 Internal Server Error):
katello (3.2.0.rc1.1) app/models/katello/glue/pulp/repos.rb:53:in `prepopulate!'
katello (3.2.0.rc1.1) app/helpers/katello/sync_management_helper.rb:38:in `collect_repos'
katello (3.2.0.rc1.1) app/controllers/katello/sync_management_controller.rb:27:in `index'
app/controllers/concerns/application_shared.rb:14:in `set_timezone'
lib/middleware/catch_json_parse_errors.rb:9:in `call'
lib/middleware/tagged_logging.rb:18:in `call'


#1 Updated by Justin Sherrill over 5 years ago

  • Legacy Backlogs Release (now unused) set to 197

This is resolved in nightly (future 3.3), but we should see about pullin in 2.9.2 into 3.2.1 and look at this possible error.

#2 Updated by Patrick Hurrelmann over 5 years ago

I'm seeing the same with katello 3.2-rc2 and 3.2-rc3.
Could someone please look into it? Not being able to sync EPEL sounds like a regression

#3 Updated by Justin Sherrill over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Justin Sherrill
  • Target version set to 140

Pulp 2.9.3 has passed all of our integration tests and has been staged for the 3.2.1 release, moving to closed.

#4 Updated by Klaas D over 5 years ago

are there any commits to katello code associated with the update to pulp 2.9.3?

#5 Updated by Justin Sherrill over 5 years ago

There are not, a simple yum update to 2.9.3 from

and a 'foreman-installer --upgrade'

should work fine.

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