Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138196
/system/http_proxy settings fail if non-C locale and network ORBit
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
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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
Steps to Reproduce:
1.mbahiakro> gconftool-2 --recursive-list /system/http_proxy
use_http_proxy = true
use_authentication = false
host = gkf.carmen.se
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
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.
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.
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