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Bug 2459 - gnorpm has trouble with firewall and proxy server
Summary: gnorpm has trouble with firewall and proxy server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnorpm
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-05-01 05:15 UTC by George Karabin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-31 19:46:47 UTC

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Description George Karabin 1999-05-01 05:15:08 UTC
I am running gnorpm-0.8-5 on a new Redhat 6.0 installation
(upgrade), though I've have this problem with gnorpm on
older distributions for some time.

My machine sits behind a firewall that requires the use of a
proxy server. If I set the proxy-server name to some
non-null value, like "proxy" or "proxy:portnum", gnorpm
always crashes.

If I run gnorpm from the command line, it always starts up
with some warnings, like so:

LibFind-Message: downloading

LibFind-WARNING **: processing request failed

LibFind-WARNING **: Couldn't get data at

LibFind-WARNING **: couldn't grab metadata server list

Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkcombo.c: line 817
(gtk_combo_set_popdown_strings): assertion `strings != NULL'
LibFind-Message: downloading

LibFind-WARNING **: processing request failed

LibFind-WARNING **: Couldn't get data at
LibFind-Message: downloading

Whenever I try to open the preferences window, after having
set the proxy fields in an earlier invovcation, I get this
segfault message:
LibFind-WARNING **: setting of proxy failed
zsh: 903 segmentation fault  gnorpm

Comment 1 James Henstridge 1999-05-03 10:53:59 UTC
This problem is caused by one of the patches against the
gnorpm-0.8.tar.gz tarball I released included in the RPM.  The patch
changes the default metadata server from

Unfortunately is a broken link, which means
that the web find capability in gnorpm does not work at all.

There are two fixes for this:
1) Redhat mirrors the rpmfind metadata server (were you planning on
doing this?)
2) Edit your gnorpm preferences.  Go to the rpmfind tab, and change
the metadata server to then restart

If you still have proxy problems after this, make sure that the proxy
names are entered in http://server:port/ syntax.

James Henstridge.
(the gnorpm author)

Comment 2 George Karabin 1999-05-03 16:50:59 UTC
That made the difference for me. Everything seems to be working now -

Comment 3 Matthew Galgoci 1999-05-13 21:57:59 UTC
GnoRPM does give a batch listing of packages that
are not installed  from a mixed group of installed/not installed

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-31 19:46:59 UTC
This problem appears to have been resolved. Please reopen if I'm

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