Bug 138196 - /system/http_proxy settings fail if non-C locale and network ORBit
Summary: /system/http_proxy settings fail if non-C locale and network ORBit
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: ORBit2 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2004-11-05 16:03 UTC by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:15:01 UTC
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2004-11-05 16:03:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
I am behind a firewall, and have configured http_proxy in GConf.  I
have choosen a number of weather and news feeds in evoultion.  When I
run evolution in a Swedish locale, and have ORBit configured to talk
over the network, evolution can't reach any of those feeds.  As long
as either ORBit is local only, or I run in the C locale, things  work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ORBit2-2.6.2-1 evolution-1.4.5-1 GConf2-2.2.1-4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mbahiakro> gconftool-2 --recursive-list /system/http_proxy
 use_http_proxy = true
 use_authentication = false
 host = gkf.carmen.se
 authentication_user = 
 authentication_password = 
 port = 80
2.mbahiakro> cat /etc/orbitrc 
3.env LANG=sv_SE evolution

Actual Results:  This messages is repeated several times

(evolution:30071): evolution-executive-summary-WARNING **: Message
failed: 3
Unable to resolve proxy hostname

And the evolution window says there were connection problems when
trying to reach the weather and news feeds.

Expected Results:  Swedish speaking evolution with weather information.

Additional info:

We see problems in other applications too, metacity for example, which
all seem to be related to host name lookup.  I'm using evolution as a
easily repeatable test case, but I don't think this is an evolution
(or metacity) problem but belongs to some underlying system.  My
assignment of this report to the ORBit component is just a guess, though.

Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:15:01 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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