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Bug 57734 - gnorpm fail when run as root or in su'd shell
gnorpm fail when run as root or in su'd shell
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-12-20 09:04 EST by Colin Wu
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-18 15:50:38 EST
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Description Colin Wu 2001-12-20 09:04:41 EST
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Description of problem:
gnorpm (0.96) works as non-root user, but fails with "XML-CRITICAL **:
Document is empty\nXML-CRITICAL **: Start tag expect, '<' not found" when
run as root or in su'd shell WHEN THE "WEB FIND" BUTTON IS CLICKED.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.login as root, or su to root
2.execute gnorpm from command line
3.click on "Web find" button
4.look at output in shell 

Actual Results:  The Web find window opens but all fields are empty or
place-holders. The program outputs the following to the terminal:

XML-CRITICAL **: Document is empty

XML-CRITICAL **: Start tag expect, '<' not found

Expected Results:  "Web find" window should open and display list of
available rpm's for download and/or install.

Additional info:

This behavior started after I recently upgraded Perl from the distribution
version to v5.6.1 via CPAN module's "install Bundle::CPAN".

The gnorpm version is 0.96, rpm version is 4.0.3.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-26 15:58:32 EST
Works OK for me; perhaps the new Perl somehow replaced the XML or other relevant

In any case, deferring gnorpm bugs since we are working on replacing rather than
repairing it. Suggest using up2date as well.

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