Bug 49467 - unhelpful error message for html target
unhelpful error message for html target
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-19 15:33 EDT by Andrew Nelson
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-19 15:33:17 EDT
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Description Andrew Nelson 2001-07-19 15:33:13 EDT
Description of Problem:
When targetting a URL via rpm -ivh, if you typo the filename, it 
returns "Unknown error". It should return an error in format of wget, 
ie "File not found." (an HTTP 404 error)

How Reproducible:
# rpm -ivh http://foo.cmo/rpms/goodstuff-1-1.i376.rpm

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See above

Actual Results:
Less than helpful error message

Expected Results:
Only slightly less than helpful error message

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-12-09 13:58:10 EST
rpm has a very primitive http client, just enough to
get the job done. Use wget rather than rpm if you
wish a more powerful http client.

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