Bug 237104 - gnome-dictionary cannot cope with proxy
Summary: gnome-dictionary cannot cope with proxy
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-utils
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 237103 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 191152
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-19 13:31 UTC by Nils Philippsen
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:17:54 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Nils Philippsen 2007-04-19 13:31:42 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #191152 +++

Description of problem:
gnome-dictionary does not work when there is a network proxy.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to the internet via a proxy
2. set environment variables (http_proxy) AND set proxy using
3. Try a search using gnome-dictionary
Actual results:
Error dialog with the following:

 Error while retrieving the definition
 Lookup failed for host 'dict.org': Unknown error

Expected results:
Proxy settings are respected and results are returned.

Additional info:
It seems that the bug has been known upstream for quite a while (since 2002):


Comment 1 Nils Philippsen 2007-04-19 13:32:45 UTC
I could reproduce this on current Rawhide (around F7 test4).

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2007-04-19 13:34:31 UTC
*** Bug 237103 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:10:01 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are
flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now,
we will automatically close it.

If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or
rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change
the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version
or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.)

Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled
these issues to this point.

The process we're following is outlined here:

We will be following the process here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this
doesn't happen again.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-07 01:31:17 UTC
This bug has been in NEEDINFO for more than 30 days since feedback was
first requested. As a result we are closing it.

If you can reproduce this bug in the future against a maintained Fedora
version please feel free to reopen it against that version.

The process we're following is outlined here:

Comment 5 Nils Philippsen 2008-05-08 13:12:36 UTC
This bug is still present in current (pre-)F9 with gnome-utils-

Comment 6 Nils Philippsen 2008-05-08 13:15:23 UTC
NB: The nameservers concerned don't resolve external DNS names --
gnome-dictionary should rely on mechanisms that use the proxy if one is
specified and shouldn't expect to be able to resolve hostnames directly.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:47:15 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:33:02 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 9.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:17:54 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

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