Bug 844474 - Add a comment within /etc/rhn/rhn.conf (like in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date) that states that HTTP proxy entry should be in host:port format
Add a comment within /etc/rhn/rhn.conf (like in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date) ...
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Server (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Pazdziora
Ondrej Cienciala
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Blocks: sat550-lowbug
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Reported: 2012-07-30 15:35 EDT by dipu
Modified: 2014-06-18 03:01 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: spacewalk-config-1.7.2-3
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Last Closed: 2012-09-21 05:32:44 EDT
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Description dipu 2012-07-30 15:35:35 EDT
Description of problem:
spacewalk-repo-sync fails if you set server.satellite.http_proxy entry with http:// prefix(for eg: server.satellite.http_proxy =http://proxy.example.com:80.
We should specify the proxy entry in 'host:port' format(no http:// prefix) 

The Satellite Installation Guide specifies only using the fqdn for the proxy settings in /etc/rhn/rhn.conf:


server.satellite.http_proxy = <http-proxy-fqdn>
server.satellite.http_proxy_username = <proxy-username>
server.satellite.http_proxy_password = <proxy-password>

Even though this is technically documented in the above, it could be nice to have a comment in the rhn.conf (like in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date) to potentially head-off spacewalk-repo-sync issues, as mentioned.
Comment 3 Jan Pazdziora 2012-08-06 05:24:39 EDT
Making bugzilla public.
Comment 4 Jan Pazdziora 2012-08-06 05:25:54 EDT
Comment added in Spacewalk master, 8fda134cbd29d5b6e6daaec09d7b36ed10a22541.
Comment 8 Clifford Perry 2012-09-21 05:32:44 EDT
This issue is resolved with the release of RHN Satellite 5.5. 

As of September 20th 2012, RHN Satellite 5.5 has been generally available. 

Release Notes and other 5.5 documentation can be found here:


The associated Errata for the 5.5 release are:

5.5 Satellite GA Errata
 - http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-1296.html

5.5 Upgrade Errata
 - http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-1298.html

5.5 RHN Proxy GA Errata
 - http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-1297.html

5.5 RHN Tools GA Errata
 - http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-1299.html

- Engineering Manager, Satellite

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