Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450047
Can't install new packages. packagekit complains I am offline
Last modified: 2008-06-05 08:50:38 EDT
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try installing a package.
Are you using NetworkManager?
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.)
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