Bug 473379 - yumBackend.py hangs forever if a repo is down
yumBackend.py hangs forever if a repo is down
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PackageKit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-28 01:55 EST by Rudd-O DragonFear
Modified: 2009-02-25 09:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-14 08:37:55 EST
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what I've put into git master (1.00 KB, patch)
2008-11-28 05:37 EST, Richard Hughes
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Description Rudd-O DragonFear 2008-11-28 01:55:45 EST
Description of problem:

Open packagekit application, try to search for packages, yumbackend.py search-name none "searchstring" hangs FOREVER if a repo is down or network connectivity is flaky.

The fix is simple: set a reasonable timeout of like 10 or 15 seconds for sockets in the yumbackend.py helper.  Problem solved.

Network daemons have no business leaving desktop applications forever waiting for data.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-11-28 05:37:43 EST
Created attachment 324963 [details]
what I've put into git master

I've put this patch into git master. Is this the sort of thing you meant?
Comment 2 Aleksander Adamowski 2009-02-25 09:04:42 EST
See also bug 487321 (the patch from over here doesn't help with it).

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