Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177054
Unable to access RHN error
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:02:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
Frequently when clicking on the blue checkmark icon, there is a "Critical Information" panel present with the error message:
"The applet has been unable to access the following information sources in its last attempts: RHN @ https://xmlrpc.rhn.redhat.com/APPLET"
If I manually run "Check for updates" often, but not always, the critical panel will go away, and then often comes back again in a few minutes.
1. Why does the applet fail to access RHN sometimes? I don't have any problems when I run up2date manually.
2. If the applet fails to contact RHN, and this is a critical error, why is the checkmark icon left blue, with no indication that the applet failed to check whether there are in fact updates? For this reason I'm designating this as a security bug.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the blue checkmark
2. Check for critical information box
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