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Bug Fix Advisory python-urlgrabber bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:0248-4
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-01-20
Last updated on: 2009-01-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated python-urlgrabber package that fixes various bugs and adds an
enhancement is now available.

python-urlgrabber is a tool and API to allow data to be downloaded via
URLs. Yellowdog updater modified (yum) is the most significant user of
python-urlgrabber. Yum is a utility that can check for and automatically
download and install updated RPM packages.

This updated package re-bases python-urlgrabber to version 3.1.0-5. This
applies several bug fixes from upstream, including:

* the keepalive signal of python-urlgrabber is now fixed. Previously, a bug
in this signal incorrectly increased memory usage during downloads; in
addition, this bug prevented "reposync" and "yumdownloader" from performing
properly when downloading a large number of packages.

* yum was unable to continue interrupted downloads if the server did not
support partial downloads. In this update, yum can correctly re-download
from repositories that do not support partial downloads.

* yum can now resume an interrupted download even if the yum repository is
FTP-based with a specified port.

Also, the size of progress bars are now dynamic to the terminal width. In
addition, progress bars are now cleaner, and display a percentage of the
total downloaded data.

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves
these issues and adds this enhancement.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 7b1ee2103cf5518dcd02ef54e6a0f622
 
IA-32:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
IA-64:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
PPC:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
s390x:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
x86_64:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 7b1ee2103cf5518dcd02ef54e6a0f622
 
IA-32:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
x86_64:
python-urlgrabber-3.1.0-5.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0038
    MD5: 090b43c650b3cd9cec83c5f51d222399
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

444085 - Import Fedora 9 python urlgrabber fixes and UI improvements



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