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Bug 144903 - rhn-applet crashes due to entries within sources file - KeyError: url
Summary: rhn-applet crashes due to entries within sources file - KeyError: url
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhn-applet
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Shannon Hughes
QA Contact: Max Spevack
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-12 16:59 UTC by Clifford Perry
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 19:09:19 UTC
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Description Clifford Perry 2005-01-12 16:59:14 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113

Description of problem:
The new version of RHN Applet released during Update 4 for Enterprise
Linux 3 included code to allow RHN Applet to parse the
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file to give APT and YUM support into the
application (matching similar features given in up2date which also
uses this file).

It seems though that if specify within the sources file that you have
local disk repo, such as :

dir my-favorite-rpms-i386-9 /var/spool/RPMS/

Then rhn-applet-gui and rhn-applet-tui will both fail with the
following traceback message :

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 460, in
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 577, in
    if self.nag_check():
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 533, in
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line
255, in get_caps
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line
368, in fully_initialized
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line
134, in __build_sources
    rhn_utils.log_debug("Failed to initialize source %s for %s : %s
%s" % (
KeyError: url 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure up2date to use a local disk repo for RPMS
2. Use up2date sucessfully
3. Watch rhn-applet-{gui,tui} traceback and fail due to the entries

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2005-01-14 19:32:06 UTC
Hmm, interesting. The applet simply doesn't implement
`dir` style repos. It probably should. Or at very
least, not traceback on it.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 19:09:19 UTC
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
For more information of the RHEL errata support policy, please visit:
If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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information on how this bug is affecting you.

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