Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446233
Galeon does not support basic authentication
Last modified: 2008-10-07 05:49:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Galeon in F9 has probably been compiled without HTTP basic authentication
support. It displays the 401 page without asking user for login name and password.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
galeon-2.0.5-1.fc9 (tried i386 and x86_64)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "galeon https://is.muni.cz/auth/" (or any other site which uses the basic
The 401 error page is displayed
The dialog window with the realm name, and login+password input boxes should
Apparently firefox-3.0-0.60.beta5.fc9 works as expected.
I've got galeon-2.0.5-1.fc9.x86_64 too and I see same behaviour.
Quite nasty after using galeon for so many years. :/
It seems this is known, from /usr/share/doc/galeon-2.0.5/NEWS:
2.0.5 "1 step forward, 2 steps back"
- Works with Firefox 1.5.x and xulrunner 1.8.x
- Compiles with xulrunner 1.9, but a lot of functionality is disabled due
to being no longer exposed by xulrunner (or not working)
- User stylesheets
- Remembering passwords
- http authentication
Would have been nice to see this mentioned in the release notes.
As a quick band-aid fix, downgrade to the Fedora 8 version of Galeon worked for me.
Remove xulrunner, yelp, firefox, epiphany, galeon (and maybe other dependencies),
and install galeon and firefox from Fedora 8 updates.
Well this sucks.
Galeon 2.0.6 has been released. I don't know, if this problem has been fixed,
but may be some yes.
I have a 2.0.6 src rpm ready, after much configure.in hackage as usual. I'll put
this up here for testing before I submit it, simply because I can't really see
any significant improvement. Let me know what you guys think.
Still same problems. :-(
Just a tip for those who want to use http auth with this galeon. You can use
It works, but your password is displayed in URL. If your password is not very
secret, then it's a way. :-)
Just for your information:
flash and other plugins are not loaded with your package of galeon-2.0.6,
older versions are without problems. It is still trying to redirect me to flash
Upstream released new version:
- Works with Firefox 2/3 and Xulrunner 1.8/1.9
- Restored support for http authentication by Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Restored support for remembering passwords.
- Partially restored support for user stylesheets.
- Effect is global rather than per page but UI doesn't reflect this.
May be printing will still not work.
Authentication works for me.
There are still problems with:
- it's hard to add exception for unknown https sites
galeon-2.0.7-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
galeon-2.0.7-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update galeon'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-8478
galeon-2.0.7-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.