spacewalk-clone-by-date quits with AttributeError: DepSolver instance has no attribute '_override_sigchecks'

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SUSE Manager 1.7


Cloning a channel using spacewalk-clone-by-date quits with:
susemanager:~ # spacewalk-clone-by-date --user=admin -l sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64 sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-clone
Reading repository information.
By continuing the following channels will be created:
Continue with channel creation (y/n)?y
Cloning sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64 to sles11-sp1-pool-x86_64-clone with original package set.
Copying repodata, please wait.
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "/usr/bin/spacewalk-clone-by-date", line 206, in <module>
   sys.exit(abs(main() or 0))
 File "/usr/bin/spacewalk-clone-by-date", line 196, in main
   return cloneByDate.main(args)
 File "/usr/share/rhn/utils/", line 155, in main
 File "/usr/share/rhn/utils/", line 255, in create_channels
   self.dep_solve(nvreas, labels=(to_create.keys() + [self.src_parent]))
 File "/usr/share/rhn/utils/", line 331, in dep_solve
   solver = DepSolver(repos, nvrea_list)
 File "/usr/share/rhn/utils/", line 50, in __init__
 File "/usr/share/rhn/utils/", line 62, in setup
 File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 113, in add
   repoobj._override_sigchecks = self.ayum._override_sigchecks
AttributeError: DepSolver instance has no attribute '_override_sigchecks'


Fixed as of spacewalk stack 8817 update. Please see for details. With this update -k is not longer needed and  skip_depsolve=true in spacewalk-clone-by-date scripts can be set to false.


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  • Document ID:7012639
  • Creation Date: 19-Jun-2013
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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