|Summary:||gnorpm crashes when preferences-dialog is selected|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||qualita|
|Component:||gnorpm||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||chavey, marias, ricke, tkaiso, xinjia|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-05 19:37:49 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description qualita 1999-10-25 14:04:04 UTC
Any tentative to select a preference in gnorpm pref. dialog box causes a segmentation fault.
Comment 1 maavl 1999-11-23 11:38:59 UTC
I've had this too. It seems to be caused by the fact that gnorpm wishes to get loads of files (aparently desribing the current status of the redhat distribution) off the net, and it cannot handle the case that the internet is not reachable. Opening a ppp connection before selecting the pref dialog (and leaving it open until gnorpm had finished downloading) solved the problem for me. It still is serious a bug, and gnorpm should at least warn clearly beforehand that it needs to access the net. I also think that tools should not depend on network connectivity unless the can demonstrate that this is an absolute necessity. And why can gnorpm not be shipped with the necessary files as of the date of distribution (once you've got the files, gnorpm won't try to get them again until a certain delay expires; you can set that delay IF you manage to open the pref dialog...).
Comment 2 maavl 1999-11-23 11:52:59 UTC
Comment 3 Gregory McLean 1999-12-31 18:59:59 UTC
Well I can confirm this also, except my machine has a 24x7 net connection and it still does it.