[lucid] setup_http_proxy_env constructs no_proxy incorrectly

Bug #534225 reported by David Coles on 2010-03-08
This bug affects 31 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
Fix Released
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

After setting a proxy with gnome-network-config, programs run from gnome-terminal that check the http_proxy and no_proxy environment variables (such as wget) will not use the proxy server.

The issue is that gnome-terminal sets the no_proxy environment variable to something similar to "localhost,,*.local," (note the trailing comma), which appears to make this a wildcard match. Removing the comma from the end with `export no_proxy=localhost,,*.local` will cause the proxy to be used again.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Mar 8 18:41:05 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-network-properties
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.29.91-0ubuntu3
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-15.22-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-15-generic x86_64

David Coles (dcoles) wrote :
David Coles (dcoles) wrote :

After some investigation, it turns out that it is actually gnome-terminal that constructs the no_proxy environment varible in terminal-screen.c.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - [lucid] gnome-network-properties sets no_proxy environment variable
- wrong
+ [lucid] setup_http_proxy_env constructs no_proxy incorrectly
David Coles (dcoles) wrote :

Fixed upstream, See http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-terminal/commit/?id=c3ed02adadafa1a07393f64a6d4065de15149601 for the commit. Should be fixed in the next release of gnome-terminal.

description: updated
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Siert (sgz) wrote :

Bug still exists in 10.04 with all updates applies:
  gnome-terminal 2.29.6-0ubuntu5
  gnome-control-center 1:2.30.0-0ubuntu4

Uname: Linux htn-ws-1376 2.6.32-21-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 08:10:02 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux

tags: added: patch
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Nigel Babu (nigelbabu) wrote :

Since this patch is commited upstream, adding patch-accepted-upstream tag.

tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch

When will it appear to the repository?

JPM (jpm) wrote :

Also got the problem here. I thought it to be Bug #432631, but this description fits better.

export no_proxy=$(echo $no_proxy | sed 's/,$//')
Does help to alleviate the problem, but does not fix it. Thats why I think both this bug and #432631 is the culprits in breaking apt through a proxy in 10.04.

We on a university campus, behind a proxy server, really want this bug to be fixed. We have local ftp repo's and use http internet repo's. But the ignored hosts in gnome-network-properties is ignored.

Henning Moll (drscott) wrote :

I wonder why gnome-terminal is responsible for setting this environment variable. What if the user is using another terminal programm?

Another point is that http_proxy may be defined system wide, but no_proxy not...

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

This is fixed on Maverick already marking that task as Fixed. Chris is going to work on the SRU for Lucid, thanks all.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
Michal (michal.post) wrote :

Please patch this in Lucid. I know many people affected.
Thank you in advance.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I'll get the stable version update to lucid-proposed in a minute

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Ok, I've uploaded 2.30.2 to Lucid now. For anyone reviewing it, here is a debdiff minus all the autotools and translation noise

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Medium

Accepted gnome-terminal into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Michal (michal.post) wrote :

I confirm, that this bug is FIXED in gnome-terminal 2.30.2-0ubuntu1.

confirmation steps:
1. made copy of /usr/bin/gnome-terminal binary
2. upgraded gnome-terminal from proposed repository to 2.30.2-0ubuntu1
3. setup proxy in gnome
4. verified that issue is reproducible using OLD version of gnome-terminal binary
5. verified that issue is NOT reproducible using NEW version of gnome-terminal binary

This fix make everyday work much easier for me and many people I know.
Thank you very much!

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-09-18
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-terminal - 2.30.2-0ubuntu1

gnome-terminal (2.30.2-0ubuntu1) lucid-proposed; urgency=low

  * Update to stable upstream version 2.30.2, fixes:
    - LP: #526437 - Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_accel_map_unlock_path: assertion
      `entry != NULL && entry->lock_count > 0' failed
    - LP: #534225 - setup_http_proxy_env constructs no_proxy incorrectly
  * Revert commit 8dfe341 - bump VTE req to 0.24.0. This was just bumped to
    the current stable version of VTE for 2.30.0, but it's not actually
    required (and Lucid only has 0.23.5 anyway)
    - add debian/patches/21_dont_bump_vte_version.patch
  * Refresh patches
    - update debian/patches/01_lpi.patch
    - update debian/patches/99_autoreconf.patch
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 15:07:22 +0100

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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