Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827498
preupgrade fails to use yum proxy information
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:22:22 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #507552 +++
Description of problem:
When preupgrade is run from the desktop prompt it fails to find repository information because it is not using the configured HTTP proxy information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. When pop-up for upgrade appears select "more information".
2. Preupgrade window appears with immediate error dialogue box.
Get error and have to quit upgrade process.
Should retrieve repository information via HTTP for available upgrades. Should get proxy information from /etc/yum.conf
Running from command line and setting http_proxy environment variable allows preupgrade to work. e.g. http_proxy="http://my-cache:8080/" /usr/bin/preupgrade
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Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is
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--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-10-26 18:58:58 EDT ---
This bug still exists in the Fedora 12 version of preupgrade.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2011-06-22 05:05:06 EDT ---
This bug still exists in the Fedora 14 version of preupgrade.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2012-05-30 17:07:27 EDT ---
This bug still exists in the Fedora 16 version of preupgrade.
I find that this issue still exists preupgrading from F16 to F17. The workaround of setting http_proxy environment variable on the command line suggested by the original creator of bug 507552 does allow upgrade from behind a proxy. Normal yum commands do work in my environment and the http_proxy is honored for command line yum as well as by the Apper update tool, only preupgrade seems to ignore all of that.
This was observed using preupgrade-1.1.10-1.fc16.noarch
This bug was created for fedora version 10 which has reached EOL and probably won't get any attention. Please see Bug 827169 which is for fedora version 16.
To work around the issue going from fedora 16 -> 17 set both the http_proxy and https_proxy variables since the repos now use https
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 827169 ***