Description of problem:
Package Updater cannot download new packages
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run "software updater" from "applications->system tools" menu
2.select any package(s) available for update
3.click "Apply updates"
Error window opens with message "Error downloading packages"
"Details" gives name of package(s) that failed to download, plus message "unknown protocol"
Expected to download and install new packages.
I listed this as a "pirut" problem, but I don't know if it is specifically pirut; I was trying to list it as "pup", but couldn't find "pup" as a selectable component.
This is not a general network problem. I can open web pages and download files via ftp with no problem.
Maybe a proxy problem?