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Spacewalk-repo-sync generates error: "duplicate key value violates unique constraint "rhn_pkg_clr_pid_cld_uq"

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SUSE Manager 3.2
SUSE Manager 4


When syncing a SLES15SP1 channel the following error is seen:

2019/08/09 10:57:41 +02:00   Importing packages to DB:
2019/08/09 10:58:45 +02:00 duplicate key value violates unique constraint "rhn_pkg_clr_pid_cld_uq"
DETAIL:  Key (package_id, changelog_data_id)=(207646, 610721) already exists.

2019/08/09 10:59:00 +02:00 'int' object has no attribute 'decode'
2019/08/09 10:59:06 +02:00 Importing packages finished.
2019/08/09 10:59:06 +02:00
2019/08/09 10:59:06 +02:00   Linking packages to the channel.
2019/08/09 10:59:06 +02:00 Unexpected error: <class 'spacewalk.server.importlib.importLib.InvalidPackageError'>
2019/08/09 10:59:06 +02:00 Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/satellite_tools/", line 544, in sync
    ret = self.import_packages(plugin, data['id'], url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spacewalk/satellite_tools/", line 1120, in import_packages


Problem has been fixed with a patch, which will be released soon in the updates channels. Should the problem still exist after applying latest patches and restarting services, a PTF (Program Temporary Fix) can be installed meanwhile.

It can be found in the following links:

SUSE Manager 3.2 x86_64:

SUSE Manager 3.2 ppc64le:

SUSE Manager 3.2 s390x

SUSE Manager 4.0 x86_64:

SUSE Manager 4.0 s390x:

Customers should refer to the best practices for installing PTFs:

After installing the PTF, services should be restarted:

spacewalk-service restart

Then the channels can be synced manually. For instance (to be adapted to the affected channel(s) ):

spacewalk-repo-sync -c sle-module-basesystem15-sp1-updates-x86_64-sap


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  • Document ID:7024054
  • Creation Date: 09-Aug-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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