Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59609
Hangs when selecting preferences - updating from Metadata Server
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Operations tab
2. Select Preferences
3. Have a bad connection to the internet or the Metadata Server is down / too busy.
In My opinion gnorpm should not automatically update from the metadata server
(ie: http://www.redhat.com/RDF ). It should pop up with a window saying that
there may be an updated list available, would you like to check and update your
list? .... Or something of that nature.
If you have a bad connection to the internet or the Metaserver is down for some
reason the application will just hang.....
Also I have experienced this on other PC's that have a network card in them but
strictly hook up to the internet via a modem. In these instances gnorpm will
assume it can download because of there being an internal address even though
there is no internet connection present.
Just yesterday I was showing a friend gnorpm and the extra setting you can use
when this happened.... This didn't make things look good.... hehe.
Only critical bugfixes are going in to gnorpm at this stage, deferring this issue.