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smt mirror returns "Data too long for column 'DESCRIPTION'".

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2


The issue was seen with smt version: smt-3.0.27-51.1
When syncing channels with SMT, the following error may be displayed for certain repositories:
2017-08-01 21:44:58 SMT::Mirror::RpmMd - [info]  Updating patch data in the database (476 patches)
2017-08-01 21:45:25 SMT::Mirror::RpmMd - [error]  Error getting patch data from repository: DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Data too long for column 'DESCRIPTION' at row 1 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.18.2/SMT/ line 386.


To resolve this problem, please update to SMT version smt-3.0.29-52.5.2.


The size of the column DESCRIPTION of the Patches table is too small.


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  • Document ID:7021159
  • Creation Date: 02-Aug-2017
  • Modified Date:23-Feb-2021
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