Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54584
gnorpm web find always fails to download packages
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:35 EDT
Description of Problem:
When using web find feature of gnorpm, the download of packages ALWAYS
fails. Downloading same files from same address using a browser works ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run gnorpm-auth or gnorpm
2. click web find
3. Try to install any package on the list (I was trying to install ddd)
Couldn't download files
appears in the status area of the gnorpm window
files should have downloaded and installed
This is a very annoying problem because it occurrs on every system in our
lab, and many people here are not that Linux literate, relying on gnorpm to get
packages installed, resolve dependancies...etc.
Are you behind a firewall?
Yes, we have a company firewall but it transparently passes HTTP and FTP
traffic (browsers/ftp programs require no special setup). I'm downloading from
the redhat site using NCFTP right now, default settings. Konqueror,
Mozilla...etc also work without any firewall/proxy settings.
I have tried using Konqueror to go to the same URL gnorpm fails on, Konqueror
has no problems downloading, gnorpm fails.
gnorpm has no trouble getting the RPM package list or the "query" info on any
of the RPMs, the fail only happens when you try to do a download/install of a
I do not think gnorpm supports downloads behind a firewall like that.
Reassigning to current package owner: hp
Probably needs to use passive mode ftp?
Suggest using up2date instead - currently deferring most gnorpm bugs since we
are trying to spend time replacing it rather than repairing it.