Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53674
up2date gets Authorization Required, terminates
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:51:27 EST
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Description of problem:
During a download:
Errow while retrieving backage bonobo-devel-1.0.7-2
The message was:
401 "Authorization Required" while attempting to get
up2date then terminates, leaving the package state such that the failed
package does not show up as
needing download on the next execution.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.select a bunch of packages with up2date
3.wait. Maybe you'll be lucky.
Actual Results: Message as described
Expected Results: Recover and continue.
That sounds like a message from an authenticated proxy where the appropriate
credentials are not getting presented. Are you attempting to connect through a
There is no proxy involved on my end.
Connection is through PPP on a slow (26KB) line. A comment on the Roswell list
suggested that that might be a factor.
Package retrieval is done via some authentication tokens which expire after one
hour. If up2date does not finish its job in one hour, it needs to
reauthenticate. The up2date client had a bug which is fixed now. Could you
please report what version of up2date you're using? Thanks.
Version in use is up2date-2.7.0-7.x.1
This bug appears to be back in Limbo (up2date-2.9.13-7.x.9,
up2date-gnome-2.9.13-7.x.9, rhnlib-0.8-7, python-2.2.1-10) - up2date failes to
re-authenticate after timeout, it just reports the error to the user and aborts...
same behaviour, different bug. I'd rather track it with a different
bug id. If someone hasnt opened another bug report yet, I'll open
opened as a new bug #69518