Bug 438624 - Annoying and useless error messages: An internal system error has occurred
Annoying and useless error messages: An internal system error has occurred
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robin Norwood
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9PKBlocker
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Reported: 2008-03-23 06:18 EDT by Asko Tontti
Modified: 2008-04-26 04:57 EDT (History)
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Description Asko Tontti 2008-03-23 06:18:31 EDT
Description of problem:

When packagekit (pk-update-icon) cannot connect to the all configured
repositories I get very frequent error bubble messages that don't really say
anything: An internal system error has occurred.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. change one configured repository to use baseurl that timeouts
2. wait an hour
Actual results:

You get one useless error message per hour

Expected results:

Actual error message (repository foobar has network problems: connection timed
out ...)

One error message per day

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-03-28 16:17:36 EDT
Should be fixed in 0.1.10.
Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2008-03-29 06:05:00 EDT
Please reopen if this is still a problem.
Comment 3 Asko Tontti 2008-03-31 05:56:47 EDT
Richard, thanks.

With gnome-packagekit-0.1.10-1.fc9.i386 I still have to problems:

1) Error message is now much better but it is abruptly cut on "or" word:

  "No network connection available: Problem with loading repository metadata,
this can be caused by network problems or"

2) I still get those bubble messages way too often. I think there should be
limiter on how often packagekit will show this message. Once a day could be good
starting point?
Comment 4 Asko Tontti 2008-03-31 06:00:21 EDT
3) Error message says "No network connection available" but I have working
network connection :)  The real problem is that one of the repositories don't
response (timeout). Maybe the message still needs some fine tuning :)
Comment 5 Robin Norwood 2008-04-16 14:30:53 EDT
This is fixed upstream now.

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