Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 377881
system-config-packages hangs when proxy not specified
Last modified: 2008-11-26 05:30:34 EST
Description of problem:
system-config-packages hangs forever if I call it before any proxy is
configured, behind a restrictive firewall. When I interrupt its call (Ctrl+C)
in the console, I get a backtrace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up your system in a restricted network, but don't configure proxies.
2. Call system-config-packages from a root shell with a DISPLAY.
3. Wait; or: Try to press cancel in the GUI.
4. Press Ctrl+C in the root shell.
"Retrieving software information" forever. GUI does not update display.
Pressing "Cancel" is to no avail
Can press cancel, and/or get info that no server (which one anyway? mirror
list) is accessable.
Second time 'round, Ctrl+C didn't work. Ctrl+Z and kill %1 worked, no traceback
Sorry, I couldn't find a related previous bug report, and I was too lazy to
check through 50+ pirut bug reports, none of which matched any of my keywords.
Created attachment 255311 [details]
traceback from system-config-packages / pirut
It's likely waiting on the socket timeout. There's not really anything else we
can do. Proxies are generally not detectable by client apps.
Well, I nevertheless have two things to gripe about:
a) It took more than one second, and never actually timed out.
b) I couldn't press cancel. The app was totally blocked.
I was hoping the backtrace would give more insight, but I guess if it's just
waiting for a connection at this point...
In comment #3, I wrote:
> a) It took more than one second, and never actually timed out.
One minute I meant. ;-)
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Closed as NOONECARED, em, INSUFFICIENT_DATA due to F8 EOL.
I'll reopen if I observe this again with F10 - if we ever upgrade to F10 within the company/project (where I have the firewall+proxy).