Bug report #4655
Plugin installer fails to detect invalid repository urls
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||fixed|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||14553|
As of plugin_installer 1.2.1 (qgis 1.7.3) invalid repository urls are not signaled to user, although there seems to be code meant to do that.
For invalid I mean urls pointing to HTML, for example, as it was the case in a development snapshot of qgis listing "http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins" as an official repository url.
See #4621 for the effects of such feedback lack (confusion...)