Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117106
Have Add/Remove programs fetch packages from internet
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:37 EST
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Description of problem:
Presently, Add/Remove programs requires that you enter one of the
installation CDs to add a program after the initial installation of
It would be GREAT if there was the option of installing the packages
from a Fedora Repository on the internet. This would make it so that
you would not have to insert a CD, and would be installing the latest
version of a package (instead of whatever shipped with the CD.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add a program in Add/Remove Programs
Actual Results: Fedora asks to have a CD inserted
Expected Results: Option for having the internet be a package source.
I had initially filed this RFE just hoping that redhat-config-packages
would install the latest version of packages available in the fedora
stable repositories, instead of installing a version only as up to
date as the CD it came on. I would like to enhance my request to have
redhat-config-packages able to install from the Fedora.us repository.
They have some great packages (namely firefox and thunderbird) that
are not available in the general install of FC2.
This would be a nice feature on this component across the board -
especially in FC1 as well
is this forum not being used anymore?? no comments from fedora/redhat
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
This report is filed against a product which is no longer supported. It is very
likely that the problem is resolved in the current version of Fedora Core or
scheduled to be resolved with the new system-config-packages scheduled to land
in Fedora Core 5.