Bug 83798 - up2date doesn't run when http proxy is not valid
Summary: up2date doesn't run when http proxy is not valid
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
Blocks: 120092
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-08 22:11 UTC by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-26 21:24:16 UTC

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Description Florin Andrei 2003-02-08 22:11:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
If i configure up2date to use a proxy server, then i go to another place where
that proxy hostname is no longer valid, up2date does not run, it dies silently
without a warning or an error message.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.configure up2date to use your proxy server
2.launch up2date from the RHN applet in the panel
3.it works fine
4.go to a different network where the hostname you configured for a proxy is not
5.launch up2date from the RHN applet in the panel

Actual Results:  nothing happens. up2date dies silently, but the user does not
get any notification on that

Expected Results:  up2date should prompt an error message saying "proxy not
available" or something like that

Additional info:

this bug is very bad for laptop users. when going to a different network,
up2date dies misteriously.
also, there are way too many places to configure a proxy server. all
applications, including the RHN applet and up2date should use the setting
configured in the Preferences / Network Proxy menu.

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