Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507552
preupgrade fails to use yum proxy information
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:10:15 EST
Description of problem:
When preupgrade is run from the desktop prompt it fails to find repository information because it is not using the configured HTTP proxy information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When pop-up for upgrade appears select "more information".
2. Preupgrade window appears with immediate error dialogue box.
Get error and have to quit upgrade process.
Should retrieve repository information via HTTP for available upgrades. Should get proxy information from /etc/yum.conf
Running from command line and setting http_proxy environment variable allows preupgrade to work. e.g. http_proxy="http://my-cache:8080/" /usr/bin/preupgrade
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This bug still exists in the Fedora 12 version of preupgrade.
This bug still exists in the Fedora 14 version of preupgrade.
This bug still exists in the Fedora 16 version of preupgrade.
I can confirm this on Fedora 16
I have added Richard Hughes to the CC as I think he is the maintainer? of preupgrade. I hope this is not inappropriate.
Just saw the work around from the "additional info" in Comment 1. Unfortunatelly, this solution does not seems to work anymore on F16.
How can I change the "Version" in this bug and reopen the bug?
(In reply to comment #8)
> Just saw the work around from the "additional info" in Comment 1.
> Unfortunatelly, this solution does not seems to work anymore on F16.
> How can I change the "Version" in this bug and reopen the bug?
I successfully upgraded to F17 from F16; there does not seem to be a major problem in using the method mentioned in comment 1. As indicated in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=827169, you have to set https_proxy as well. If your proxy requires authentication, then
I had to use backslash to escape the special character in the password. For example, use "abc\$", if the password is "abc$".
(In reply to comment #9)
Thank you for your suggestions aawasthi. As I was in a rush to upgrade, I did a full upgrade before you replied. Thanks again