Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16318
preferences bug or feature
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
There is either a very nasty bug or a very undersirable (to me) feature in
I started gnorpm from a terminal at which I had su'ed to root. I then
invoked the gnorpm help and browsed through that. I noticed that there was
a "preferences" capability. Since I was looking how to set where gnorpm
would look for rpm's instead of /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS. So I clicked on
the operations->preferences menu item. That is when all hell broke loose
The screen started flashing panels and I got the following on the terminal
AND LOTS MORE until I was able to ^c the silly program!
What is going on?? Not only was this complete unexpected but why is it
going out the a redhat server???
I am marking this high priority and high severity because it was so
OK, I confirmed that I can repeat this.
Also, if I disable my network connection, the preferences panel comes up.
However, it still tried to do this crazy stuff. I got a message on the terminal
about trying to get to www.redhat.com but that the attempt failed.
It is supposed to do these things. The patch I sent in puts all the messages on
the status bar of
the window which is better
OK, so this is a "feature". But why do it when I have no intension of using
webfind? Also, why aren't these files packaged with gnorpm?