Bug 154812

Summary: Download selected packages button generates 500 error every time
Product: Red Hat Network Reporter: Red Hat Production Operations <soc>
Component: RHN/Web SiteAssignee: Ryan Newberry <rnewberr>
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME QA Contact: Vlady Zlatkin <vzlatkin>
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Priority: medium    
Version: rhn410CC: jmendler, mgalgoci, rhn-bugs, robin.norwood, tsanders
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OS: Linux   
URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/channels/download_packages.pxt?cid=2862
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Last Closed: 2006-10-11 13:25:51 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Blocks: 189170    

Description Red Hat Production Operations 2005-04-14 11:33:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/125.5.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.12

Description of problem:

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to any Channel that we currently serve packages out of
2. Mark checkboxes next to multiple packages
3. Click the "Download Packages button
4. Follow the instructions to "Download packages now", which redirects you to URL:


which generates the 500 error.

Actual Results:  Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Expected Results:  I should have been able to download packages.  There have been multiple customer reports of this to 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Galgoci 2006-05-12 21:48:16 UTC
The problem seems to be due to not properly escaping characters in rpm names,
such as the + symbol in libstdc++ or gcc-c++

Comment 2 Matthew Galgoci 2006-08-02 19:43:15 UTC
This problem is still present in the rhn 410 code base.

Comment 3 Ryan Newberry 2006-09-25 17:10:34 UTC
I cannot reproduce the issue in webdev or production. Is this maybe something
that is browser specific?

Comment 4 Matthew Galgoci 2006-09-25 18:38:41 UTC
Please stop by my cube for a demonstration. Thanks.

Comment 5 Ryan Newberry 2006-09-29 20:04:01 UTC
Just wondering if an account that can consistently cause this error to occur was

Comment 6 Ryan Newberry 2006-10-11 13:25:51 UTC
There isn't an account that can reproduce this bug consistently. Since I can't
reproduce it, closing it.