Bug 735863 - Distributions with the same name in two orgs causes "internal server error" on the default dist URL path
Summary: Distributions with the same name in two orgs causes "internal server error" o...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: WebUI
Version: 541
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Lestach
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
Blocks: 462714
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Reported: 2011-09-05 19:14 UTC by Steven Hardy
Modified: 2015-05-29 20:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-05-29 20:11:59 UTC

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/var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out extract demontrating stack trace (9.06 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-05 19:14 UTC, Steven Hardy
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Description Steven Hardy 2011-09-05 19:14:13 UTC
Created attachment 521543 [details]
/var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out extract demontrating stack trace

Description of problem:

If you have a single org satellite, you can access the distributions via the following path:

However if you add an additional org, which also contains a distro with the same name (e.g distroname), then this path generates "Internal Server Error" and a backtrace in /var/log/tomcat5/catalina.out log

If you access via the non-ambiguous path below things work again, but the problem is that customers don't expect changes/additions to the "new" org to break the "old" one.

It would be better if this failure was handled more gracefully, by doing one of the following:
- The ambiguous path always points to the default org
- Display a more informative error message than "internal server error"
- Enforce distribution-name-uniqueness across orgs (e.g by a orgid prefix like with activation keys?)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Satellite 5.4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a distribution
2.Create a second org
3.Create a distribution with the same label as in step (1)
4.Request content from the distribution via the http://satellite_vm.example.com/ks/dist/distroname URL
5.Observe "internal server error" and backtrace in tomcat logs

Actual results:
Adding a distribution with the same name in both orgs causes errors

Expected results:
Adding a distribution in two orgs should not cause errors

Additional info:

Example of catalina.out stack trace attached

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