'urlopen error' using add-apt-repository

Bug #502698 reported by Kurt Kraut on 2010-01-03
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Robert Roth

Bug Description

I'm trying to follow the instructions for installing FreeNX (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX) and I'm getting an error if I use add-apt-repository command:

root@desktopserver:/etc/gdm# time add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
<urlopen error [Errno -2] Nome ou serviço desconhecido>

real 0m40.586s
user 0m0.568s
sys 0m0.060s

But it seems that the repository was added:

root@desktopserver:~# ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d
freenx-team-ppa-karmic.list freenx-team-ppa-karmic.list.save

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CVE References

leleobhz@tarsila:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv F3A662B57D580D3A2E98E5152A8E3034D018A4CE
gpg: requisitando chave D018A4CE de servidor hkp - keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: chave D018A4CE: chave pública "Launchpad PPA for FreeNX Team" importada
gpg: Número total processado: 1
gpg: importados: 1 (RSA: 1)

Invalid bug?

bitinerant (bitinerant) wrote :

It seems that the "<urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>" is given when the Internet connection is down. In my opinion the message is very unclear. In addition, I feel it would be better for add-apt-repository to not add the repository in the event that the corresponding key cannot be retrieved.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-01-26
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Robert Roth (evfool)
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2012-02-02
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.82.3

software-properties (0.82.3) precise; urgency=low

  [ Brian Murray ]
  * when adding new repositories use sourceslist.add instead of append thereby
    preventing duplicate entires. Thanks to Nick Russo for the patch.
    LP: #854841

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * Updated expand properties to properly expand the bottom component to avoid
    putting empty space between components. LP: #912557
  * Added symbolic link for add-apt-repository manpage under the
    apt-add-repository name, LP: #620098
  * Changed Revert button mnemonic to avoid collision with Remove, LP: #652523
  * Handle URLError from ppa pages, instruct the user to check the internet
    connection (LP: #502698)

  [ Marc Deslauriers ]
  * SECURITY UPDATE: incorrect ssl certificate validation (LP: #915210)
    - softwareproperties/ppa.py: use pycurl to download the signing key
    - tests/test_lp.py: add test.
    - debian/control: add python-pycurl dependency.
    - CVE-2011-4407
  * Wait for PPA GPG key to get imported before ending thread (LP: #888417)
 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 08:16:22 -0500

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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