Bug 507552

Summary: preupgrade fails to use yum proxy information
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Waring <ribenakid>
Component: preupgradeAssignee: Seth Vidal <skvidal>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Priority: low    
Version: 10CC: aawasthi, hughsient, kevin_redhat, vytautas1987, waynaf, wwoods
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Description David Waring 2009-06-23 05:51:31 EDT
Description of problem:
When preupgrade is run from the desktop prompt it fails to find repository information because it is not using the configured HTTP proxy information.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. When pop-up for upgrade appears select "more information".
2. Preupgrade window appears with immediate error dialogue box.
Actual results:
Get error and have to quit upgrade process.

Expected results:
Should retrieve repository information via HTTP for available upgrades. Should get proxy information from /etc/yum.conf

Additional info:
Running from command line and setting http_proxy environment variable allows preupgrade to work. e.g. http_proxy="http://my-cache:8080/" /usr/bin/preupgrade
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 07:07:09 EST
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 04:34:52 EST
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Comment 3 kevin_redhat 2010-10-26 18:58:58 EDT
This bug still exists in the Fedora 12 version of preupgrade.
Comment 4 Vytas 2011-06-22 05:05:06 EDT
This bug still exists in the Fedora 14 version of preupgrade.
Comment 5 rambler8 2012-05-30 17:07:27 EDT
This bug still exists in the Fedora 16 version of preupgrade.
Comment 6 Ben 2012-06-15 08:23:51 EDT
I can confirm this on Fedora 16
Comment 7 Ben 2012-06-15 08:31:32 EDT
I have added Richard Hughes to the CC as I think he is the maintainer? of preupgrade. I hope this is not inappropriate.
Comment 8 Ben 2012-06-15 08:56:53 EDT
Just saw the work around from the "additional info" in Comment 1. Unfortunatelly, this solution does not seems to work anymore on F16.

How can I change the "Version" in this bug and reopen the bug?
Comment 9 aawasthi 2012-06-23 03:45:31 EDT
(In reply to comment #8)
> Just saw the work around from the "additional info" in Comment 1.
> Unfortunatelly, this solution does not seems to work anymore on F16.
> How can I change the "Version" in this bug and reopen the bug?

I successfully upgraded to F17 from F16; there does not seem to be a major problem in using the method mentioned in comment 1. As indicated in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=827169, you have to set https_proxy as well. If your proxy requires authentication, then 

export http_proxy=http://username:passwd@proxy.url:port/
export https_proxy=https://username:passwd@proxy.url:port/

I had to use backslash to escape the special character in the password. For example, use "abc\$", if the password is "abc$".
Comment 10 Ben 2012-06-28 13:09:31 EDT
(In reply to comment #9)

Thank you for your suggestions aawasthi. As I was in a rush to upgrade, I did a full upgrade before you replied. Thanks again