squid-deb-proxy announces wrong port if http_port includes an IP address

Bug #1696092 reported by Roland Sommer on 2017-06-06
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squid-deb-proxy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you want to bind an instance of squid-deb-proxy to a specific IP, setting something like


in the config file, the announced avahi port is set to "" in /etc/avahi/services/squid-deb-proxy.service instead of "8000" leading to an error during execution of apt-avahi-discover.

error: uncaptured python exception, closing channel <AptAvahiClient> ('', 10): 9223372036854775807 (<class 'socket.error'>:[Errno 111] Connection refused [/usr/lib/python2.7/asyncore.py|read|83] [/usr/lib/python2.7/asyncore.py|handle_read_event|446] [/usr/lib/python2.7/asyncore.py|handle_connect_event|454])

The port announced via avahi is 10 where no service is listening.

As a workaround i changed the port extraction in /usr/share/squid-deb-proxy/init-common.sh to handle http_port settings including an IP address:

PORT=$(grep http_port /etc/squid-deb-proxy/squid-deb-proxy.conf|cut -d' ' -f2|cut -d':' -f1 --complement)

Hi Roland,
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
But first of all I must beg your pardon as I don't see why no one came by here yet.
I currently clean up older bugs without actvitity.

Your case is quite clear, yet for the solution I have to ask you a favor.

This bug is present in Debian too, and Ubuntu currently doesn't make any changes over the Debian package. So this bug would be best fixed directly in Debian, and then Ubuntu will pick up the fix automatically.

Would you mind filing a bug with Debian please and mention the created bug here then?

tags: added: bitesize needs-debian-report
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