sqllite doesn't support tables with names such as release or savepoint

Bug #375852 reported by jfding on 2009-05-13
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sqlite (Fedora)
Fix Released
sqlite3 (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Karmic by Shane Bryan
Loïc Minier

Bug Description

sqlite3 doesn't support tables with the names release or savepoint; this notably breaks yum.

cat <<EOF | sqlite3
    CREATE TABLE savepoint(release);
    INSERT INTO savepoint(release) VALUES(10);
    UPDATE savepoint SET release = 5;
    SELECT release FROM savepoint;

SQL error near line 1: near "savepoint": syntax error
SQL error near line 2: near "savepoint": syntax error
SQL error near line 3: near "savepoint": syntax error
SQL error near line 4: near "release": syntax error


Description of problem:
Yum fails with latest sqlite 3.6.10 in rawhide.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to new sqlite.
2. Remove /var/cache/yum directory.
3. Run a yum update.

Actual results:
It fetches the primary dbs for all the repos and then returns the following error:
Error: malformed database schema (removals) - no such table: main.packages

Expected results:
Update without error.

Additional info:
Yum works as expected if you revert to the previous sqlite-3.6.7, so it is definitely some change in the sqlite api.

There is also an issue with local repositories created with createrepo. I had a local repository in my repos.d and it causes the following error:
localrepo | 1.0 kB 00:00
localrepo/primary | 27 kB 00:00

(process:5225): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_timer_stop: assertion `timer != NULL' failed

(process:5225): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_timer_destroy: assertion `timer != NULL' failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 229, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 104, in main
    result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 339, in doCommands
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 101, in _getTs
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 112, in _getTsInfo
    pkgSack = self.pkgSack
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 592, in <lambda>
    pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 435, in _getSacks
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 251, in populateSack
    sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 184, in populate
    dobj = repo_cache_function(xml, csum)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/sqlitecachec.py", line 45, in getPrimary
TypeError: Can not create packages table: near "release": syntax error

Again, when I revert to the previous sqlite 3.6.7, yum works as expected.

It also "works for me" if I leave the new sqlite update but revert the new fedora-release.

Tom can you make sure that's true ... do a:

yum list sqlite yum fedora-release
sha1sum /var/cache/yum/rawhide/*

...both before and after?

rpm -q if the yum list doesn't work.


No, I was mistaken. Sorry.

Appears I had backed out both fedora-release and sqlite at the same time.

This is sqlite bug alright, see
http://<email address hidden>/msg39666.html

My bad (insufficient testing), apologies. Will fix right away.

You're my hero.

Fixed in sqlite-3.6.10-2.fc11.

If I hadn't put out a broken version, there wouldn't have be anything to fix and I wouldn't get called anybody's hero. Wonder what the morale of this is ;)

We still love you, Panu. :)

Shane Bryan (shane-bryan) wrote :

I can also confirm this bug, and note that this currently *blocks* the use of Ubuntu 9.04 as a viable development platform for those wanting to do Moblin2 image creation using mic2. Forces developers to use only 8.10 or completely move to F10 or other RPM based distros.

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

seems thats a known bug with the 3.6.10 version of sqlite (as used in 9.04)

Changed in sqlite (Fedora):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Can you provide instructions to reproduce this issue with or without moblin 2 repos? Thanks

Loïc Minier (lool) on 2009-05-15
affects: yum (Ubuntu) → sqlite3 (Ubuntu)
Changed in sqlite3 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :
Changed in sqlite3 (Ubuntu Jaunty):
assignee: nobody → Loïc Minier (lool)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → jaunty-updates
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
summary: - Cannot work with actual yum repo
+ sqllite doesn't support tables with names such as release or savepoint
Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Impact: breaks yum and programs using yum (e.g. moblin-image-creator2, mach, mock, ...).
Bug was addressed by properly listing the release and savepoint keywords in the command parser; discussion in upstream ticket.
Patch attached.

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Regression potential: might affect users of the savepoint/release features, but it should just work, according to upstream.

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

Uploaded a debdiff which makes the test case pass for me.

Oliver Grawert (ogra) wrote :

just for verification:
sqlite> CREATE TABLE a (id, release);
SQL error: near "release": syntax error


sqlite> CREATE TABLE a (id, release);

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sqlite3 - 3.6.10-1ubuntu0.1

sqlite3 (3.6.10-1ubuntu0.1) jaunty-updates; urgency=low

  * New patch, 70_savepoint-and-release-keywords, allow savepoint and release
    in table names and add a test case; from upstream checkin 6186; see ticket
    http://www.sqlite.org/cvstrac/chngview?cn=6186; LP: #375852.

 -- Loic Minier <email address hidden> Fri, 15 May 2009 12:53:27 +0200

Changed in sqlite3 (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into jaunty-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-05-15
Changed in sqlite3 (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Shane Bryan (shane-bryan) wrote :

Fix confirmed. Updated package installed and resolved issues blocking use of moblin-image-creator-2 on Jaunty.

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

I tested the jaunty-updates .2 binaries and they fix the issue.

jfding (jfding) wrote :

Great work and sorry for my absence (too busy recently).

I noticed this bug has been transfered to sqlite3, but I am very doubt the fix can resolve the problem of yum.
I have tried yum with all latest updates, it still cannot work.

An interesting thing I noticed: in Ubuntu (including Intrepid and Jaunty), yum depends on the two pkgs:
 <1> python-sqlite
 <2> python-sqlitecache
 <1> is for sqlite2, and <2> for sqlite3 !
The root cause of the compatibility?

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

jfding, your original issue "TypeError: Can not create packages table: near "release": syntax error" will be fixed with this sqlite3 update; if you have another issue with MIC after applying all the sqlite3 updates (including libsqlite3), please file a new bug. Thanks!

jfding (jfding) wrote :

Minier, but my origin bug is "yum cannot work". And with the updating of sqlite3 things, yum still cannot work.
The error message I pasted here is just the output of yum, to show the appearance of yum failures.
Now this bug has been changed to "sqlite3" category with fixing, but the origin problem I want to resolve is still there:)
If I need to file a new bug, it will be the same as my first one.

Loïc Minier (lool) wrote :

jfding, I understand it might still not work for you, but I assure you that the original issue (and the first bug you were hitting) should be resolved with this update. I could reproduce the error message you originally reported, and I could successfully use yum here after the fix. In fact several other people confirmed they were seeing the same issue and that the update fixed it for them.

Please report a new bug against yum with the new error message you're getting.


jfding (jfding) wrote :

Good news, now I can use and yum and mic2 of moblin now.
I have tried several versions of libsqlite3, and found the followings can work:
> older version 3.5.9-3 from Intrepid
> latest version from sqlite.org 3.6.14-1
but the proposed one in current Jaunty repo, 3.6.10-1 still cannot work in my box.
It's strange, I hope in next upgrade of sqlite3, this problem can be skipped.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-05-26
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sqlite3 - 3.6.10-1ubuntu0.2

sqlite3 (3.6.10-1ubuntu0.2) jaunty-proposed; urgency=low

  * Reupload to -proposed; sorry.

sqlite3 (3.6.10-1ubuntu0.1) jaunty-updates; urgency=low

  * New patch, 70_savepoint-and-release-keywords, allow savepoint and release
    in table names and add a test case; from upstream checkin 6186; see ticket
    http://www.sqlite.org/cvstrac/chngview?cn=6186; LP: #375852.

 -- Loic Minier <email address hidden> Fri, 15 May 2009 16:49:00 +0200

Changed in sqlite3 (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in sqlite (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → Critical
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