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Bug 233640 - links for packages with special characters in their name broken in webui
Summary: links for packages with special characters in their name broken in webui
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Web Site
Version: rhn500
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Grant Gainey
QA Contact: Red Hat Network Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-23 15:27 UTC by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2010-03-26 18:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-03-26 18:50:56 UTC
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Description Máirín Duffy 2007-03-23 15:27:29 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #233637 +++

NOTE: I am opening this bug as public so customers can follow along.

Description of problem:

Basically, links for packages that have special characters in their name are
broken in the webui. When you click on them, you receive a "no package" message.
The links are from a package search results page; not sure if there are other
links to these packages (in say channel details > packages tab) that are
similarly broken. Here are some example packages that have broken links:


Sam Sharpe on nahant-list came up with a workaround:

"You need to manually replace the + in the destination URL with %2B, like

Please refer to for the
full customer description of the issue.

-- Additional comment from on 2007-03-23 11:20 EST --
Created an attachment (id=150766)
note how gcc-c++-ssa is in the list

-- Additional comment from on 2007-03-23 11:22 EST --
Created an attachment (id=150767)
see how gcc-c++-ssa is not found. it has also been renamed to 'gcc-c -saa' on
the page

Comment 5 Grant Gainey 2010-03-26 18:50:56 UTC
I don't know what BZ this was fixed under, but the behavior is fixed in PROD as of 520.  Closing CURRENTRELEASE

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