Bug 154812 - Download selected packages button generates 500 error every time
Download selected packages button generates 500 error every time
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Web Site (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ryan Newberry
Vlady Zlatkin
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Blocks: 189170
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Reported: 2005-04-14 07:33 EDT by Red Hat Production Operations
Modified: 2013-08-05 23:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-11 09:25:51 EDT
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Description Red Hat Production Operations 2005-04-14 07:33:46 EDT
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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 17:48:16 EDT
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 15:43:15 EDT
This problem is still present in the rhn 410 code base.
Comment 3 Ryan Newberry 2006-09-25 13:10:34 EDT
I cannot reproduce the issue in webdev or production. Is this maybe something
that is browser specific?
Comment 4 Matthew Galgoci 2006-09-25 14:38:41 EDT
Please stop by my cube for a demonstration. Thanks.
Comment 5 Ryan Newberry 2006-09-29 16:04:01 EDT
Just wondering if an account that can consistently cause this error to occur was
Comment 6 Ryan Newberry 2006-10-11 09:25:51 EDT
There isn't an account that can reproduce this bug consistently. Since I can't
reproduce it, closing it.

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