Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144308
up2date dialog hangs if no network connection is present
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
Even though a machine is not hooked up to the network, the Red Hat
Network Alert Notification Tool (2.1.16) tells me there are updates.
I launch up2date, then the dialog box to connect just hangs. User
has to force close the application.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch up3date without attached to network.
Expected Results: Error message saying "there's not a connection to
the network, please connect to the network and retry.". Program
should exit gracefully.
Also, when properly connected to the internet, Red Hat Network Alert
Notification Tool (2.1.16) frequently tells me there are updates
available but up2date disagrees and says everything is updated. After
retrying few minutes later, up2date now see the updates and and
installs them. The real problem is that the mirrors may be busy and
up2date is giving the wrong message to the user.
I also have seen the RHN Alert when up2date believes there is no
updates necessary. This is in FC2.
Also, when up2date finds updates, it does not report the size of the
updates (always 0kb).
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing per lack of response to previous comment. If this still occurs on FC3
or FC4 and is a security issue, please assign to Fedora Legacy and the
appropriate version. The bug could also be filed against RHEL if it is relevant
up2date has been replaced by pirut and pup in FC5 and FC6, the still fully
supported versions of Fedora Core, so this bug will not be fixed unless it is a