Graphical package manager and package updater may appear to become unresponsive in RHEL 5

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Issue

The graphical Package Manager (accessed by selecting Applications | Add/Remove Software) and the graphical Package Updater (accessed by selecting Applications | System Tools | Software Updater) may appear to become unresponsive.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Communication to the Red Hat Network (RHN) is passed through an HTTP proxy server

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