Bug 450047 - Can't install new packages. packagekit complains I am offline
Summary: Can't install new packages. packagekit complains I am offline
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Robin Norwood
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-04 22:38 UTC by Bill C. Riemers
Modified: 2008-06-05 12:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-05 12:50:38 UTC
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Description Bill C. Riemers 2008-06-04 22:38:27 UTC
Description of problem:

I am trying to Add/Remove programs.  I selected a package to install, but
whenever I click install I get the following error message:

"No network connection available:  Cannot install when offline"

But of course I am not offline, in fact I'm connected to redhat entering this
bug report.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try installing a package.
Actual results:

Error message.

Expected results:

Package installs.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-06-05 08:01:39 UTC
Are you using NetworkManager?

Comment 2 Bill C. Riemers 2008-06-05 11:29:20 UTC
Yes & No.

NetworkManager was running, but it wasn't working.  My network was started
manually with the command: "service network start".

I just tried "service NetworkManager stop", and now packagekit no-longer
complains it is offline.

BTW.  Is it possible to invoke the old "pirut" program on Fedora 9?  I really
dislike this new interface, as there seems to be no way to select all
categories, and no way to select multiple packages to install in a single
transaction.   (Meaning I can't just check off the things I want installed and
uninstalled, and go back to work while it downloads.)

Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2008-06-05 12:50:38 UTC
Ahh, PK got confused as NM was up and was reporting there was no network. Please
see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageKitFaq for NM and future enhancements
to PackageKit. We already have multiple package installs and removes in the API
in rawhide.

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