A couple of days ago a new version of python2-tracer, python3-tracer and tracer-common was published on EPEL 7 or EPEL 8.
The package katello-host-tools-tracer has a dependency to these packages which were originally installed from the foreman client repositories, e.g. CentOS 8:
EPEL 8 now has:
It is safe to update these or should I better wait until the new version is also available through the foreman client repositories?
Hello, I am building a new Foreman/Katello environment and have been testing server builds and encountered issues with the latest version of python3-tracer and tracer-common.
The tracer utility that is provided by package katello-host-tools-tracer-3.5.3-1 reports the following messages when executed:
/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tracer/packageManagers/rpm.py:201: UnicodeWarning: decode() called on unicode string, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1693751
package.description = hdr[rpm.RPMTAG_SUMMARY].decode()
/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tracer/packageManagers/rpm.py:202: UnicodeWarning: decode() called on unicode string, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1693751
package.category = hdr[rpm.RPMTAG_GROUP].decode()
/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tracer/packageManagers/rpm.py:208: UnicodeWarning: decode() called on unicode string, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1693751
package.version = hdr[rpm.RPMTAG_VERSION].decode()
/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tracer/packageManagers/rpm.py:209: UnicodeWarning: decode() called on unicode string, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1693751
package.release = hdr[rpm.RPMTAG_RELEASE].decode()
Foreman traces for the server also reported old inaccurate status.
After downgrading packages tracer-common and python3-tracer to version 0.7.1-2, tracer execute as expected and tracer uploads correctly reported the status of the server to Foreman.
Based on this information, I would say stay away from 0.7.3-2 for now until the katello-host-tools-tracer tool is updated to be compatible with it.
There is another tracer update available now: version 0.7.4-1 in EPEL 7 and EPEL 8. On EL8 it fixes those UnicodeWarnings.