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Bug 82075 - exception when running rhn-applet
Summary: exception when running rhn-applet
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhn-applet
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-17 05:20 UTC by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-09-28 20:50:14 UTC

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Description Chris Ricker 2003-01-17 05:20:58 UTC
My rhn-applet is a grey question mark. When I click on it, I get:

Exception type SSL.SysCallError

Exception Handler Information
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 424, in refresh
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 264, in refresh
  File "/usr/bin/../share/rhn/rhn_applet/", line 84, in refresh
    status = server.applet.poll_status()
  File "/usr/src/build/143041-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/", line
821, in __call__
    return self.__send(self.__name, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 126, in _request
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 118, in request
    headers, fd = req.send_http(host, handler)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 602, in send_http
  File "/usr/src/build/143041-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/", line
537, in request
    self._send_request(method, url, body, headers)
  File "/usr/src/build/143041-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/", line
553, in _send_request
    self.putrequest(method, url)
  File "/usr/src/build/143041-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/", line
453, in putrequest
  File "/usr/src/build/143041-i386/install/usr/lib/python2.2/", line
407, in send
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhn/", line 185, in write
    sent = self._connection.send(data)
SysCallError: (104, 'Connection reset by peer')

this is
[kaboom@verdande kaboom]$ rpm -q rhn-applet
[kaboom@verdande kaboom]$

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2003-01-17 09:56:24 UTC
How reproductible is this ? I.e. is that a temporary failure ? Did that
used to work ? When exactly did this fail ?
What is the value of server_url in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/rhn-applet ?
What is happening when doing the following command on that box:

telnet 443

and typing


and <enter> a couple of time ?


Comment 2 Chris Ricker 2003-01-17 14:16:54 UTC
This used to work. I noticed the grey around 10:30 PM MST last night (though it
might have greyed out earlier; that was the first I was using the computer),
clicked on it, and got the error. After a couple more tries, it started working


[kaboom@verdande kaboom]$ telnet 443
Connected to (
Escape character is '^]'.

Connection closed by foreign host.
[kaboom@verdande kaboom]$ 

Comment 3 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-21 14:01:10 UTC
I also received this error this past weekend, and sent an email message to like the applet suggested.

Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2003-01-21 14:46:07 UTC
I managed to get one applet in that state, but it's relatively hard to
reproduce/debug , I will try to fix it before the next release though,


Comment 5 Daniel Veillard 2003-09-28 20:50:14 UTC
This should be fixed now, the applet tries to reconnect even when it enters
a connection error state. I.e. when the connection comes back it should
reconnect automatically (unless there is a DNS change in the mean time
which is a separate open problem #73480),


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