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Bug 43639 - gnorpm as root causes XML-CRITICAL error for Web Find; doesn't work.
gnorpm as root causes XML-CRITICAL error for Web Find; doesn't work.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-05 20:19 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-02 12:18:05 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-06-05 20:19:33 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686)

Description of problem:
If logged in as root, loading gnorpm and then doing Web Find causes:
XML-CRITICAL **: Document is empty
XML-CRITICAL **: Start tag expect, '<' not found

Does NOT happen if logged in as another user, but then if not root,
installs usually fail...

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnorpm from bash prompt as root (or gnorpm-auth) or via GNOME menu 
2. Select Web find
3. Voila, XML-CRITICAL errors printed on host shell, and only a template is
displayed in the web-find window.

I suspect that this is more of a local issue, but I cannot find what the
conflict is. It all works fine if I am non-root, do a web find, and just
select DOWNLOAD.  Then I have to shell in as root to install the RPM...	

Actual Results:  XML-CRITICAL errors printed to host window (if started
from bash prompt)

Expected Results:  Successful gnorpm web-find.	

Additional info:

Some version information:
[root@mars /root]# rpm -qa | grep gnorpm
[root@mars /root]# rpm -qa | grep xml
[root@mars /root]# rpm -qa | grep gtk
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2001-08-02 11:51:26 EDT
Very strange, It works for me. 
Could you try blowing away /home/root/.gnome/gnorpm* and try again?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-08-02 12:13:27 EDT
Odder and odder.

At the moment, I'm not sitting at the console, so instead, I telnet'd in and 
X'd back to my PC.

Went through the same steps I gave above, but this time it works.

It *has* been two months since I reported this, and I don't think I've tried 
again since then, so it's possible up2date or my own RPM installs fixed 

I'll try this again when I get back, and post the results.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2001-08-02 12:17:59 EDT
It's completely possible that there was some snafu at the redhat ftp site.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2001-08-23 14:26:56 EDT
I believe this was due to ftp site snafu. I'm closing this NOTABUG. If you still
get it, please reopen.
Comment 5 Need Real Name 2001-11-08 11:53:30 EST
I've had this same problem on & off for a year or so (out-of-box RH7.1 has no

This **was** working prior to an up2date run 30th Oct 2k1

please re-open as BUG
Comment 6 Alexander Larsson 2001-11-08 18:03:13 EST
This is not a bug in gnorpm. It is a problem with the files on the ftp servers.
It has been "fixed" once, but nobody seems to be maintaining that parts anymore.

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