Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 19057
Gnome-RPM 0.95.1-3.rpm fails behind firewall
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:20 EDT
I've just downloaded and installed gnorpm-0.95.1-3.i386.rpm on to a RedHat
7.0 system. This machine is sitting behind a firewall, so I went to
Operations, Preferences to tell Gnome-RPM about said firewall, but it
insists on trying to download some rdf file from www.redhat.com before
giving me any option to configure a firewall, so it just sits there until I
This was supposed to have been fixed in this release (bugzilla #9254).
Gnorpm works behind firewalls if they correctly reject the connection, if the
connection is simply blocked then it will wait until it times out. Thats rather
a long timeout.
I'll take a look at the preferences issues before gnorpm 1.0 but they are
horribly hard to fix.
*** Bug 9254 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7960 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 21089 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 41055 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Gnorpm has been deprecated for the next version of RedHat. It will be replaced
with a package called redhat-config-packages.
Another way I found to workaround this problem is to add these lines to the
[rpmfind] section of the file $HOME/.gnome/gnorpm :
Upon further testing, the enableProxy=1 line isn't necessary. I just used vi to
manually add the line.