This problem came up from customer problem report:
From a newly installed JON 2.3 server, the browser will download "rhq-enterprise-agent-1.2.0.GA.jar" because the browser cached the agent jar previously installed. Please note the download URL is "http://<host>:7080/agentupdate/download" and the URL doesn't have the file name.
I didn't notice that 1.2.0.GA jar was the old one when I installed it. I installed the 1.2 jar - running the rhq-agent.sh, I got the following:
[fminamot@localhost bin]$ ./rhq-agent.sh
RHQ 1.2.0.GA  (null)
This version of the agent is not supported by the server - an agent update must be applied
The agent update thread has started - will begin the agent auto-update now!
The agent will wait for  threads to die
Failed to start the agent
Downloaded the agent update binary to [/home/fminamot/jboss/rhq-enterprise-agent-1.3.0.GA.jar]
Missing the envvar [RHQ_AGENT_JAVA_EXE_FILE_PATH] - will try to find a Java executable to use.
Will use the Java executable [/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_16/jre/bin/java]
Now executing agent update - if all goes well, this is the last you will hear of this agent: [ProcessExecution: executable=[/usr/java/jdk1.6.0_16/jre/bin/java], args=[[-jar, /home/fminamot/jboss/rhq-enterprise-agent-1.3.0.GA.jar, --pause=20000, --update=/home/fminamot/jboss/rhq-agent]], env-vars=[null], working-dir=[/home/fminamot/jboss], wait=, capture-output=[false], kill-on-timeout=[false], executable-is-command=[true]]
RHQ server should add "no-cache" to the download response header in order to prevent caching the agent jar.
We can avoid this trouble by cleaning the browser cache before installation but there is a better way to disable cache by the server side .
So I think RHQ server should add "no-cache" to the download response header in order to prevent caching the agent jar.
Current HTTP request/response are as follows:
GET /agentupdate/download HTTP/1.0
User-Agent: Wget/1.11.4 (Red Hat modified)
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
X-Powered-By: Servlet 2.4; JBoss-4.2.0.CR2 (build: SVNTag=JBoss_4_2_0_CR2 date=200704160918)/Tomcat-5.5
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=rhq-enterprise-agent-1.3.0.GA.jar
Last-Modified: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 03:28:46 GMT
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:24:41 GMT
This bug was previously known as http://jira.rhq-project.org/browse/RHQ-2440
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i thought I added all the different no cache headers to the response. I'll double check this.
git commit 1aacb18
I added the following response headers, which should disable caching:
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store
I added this on all the download servlets - agent, CLI, bundle deployer tool and connectors.
documenting the response headers as follows (from FF Firebug)
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