Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485603
cannot use the package manager without enabling NetworkManager
Last modified: 2009-02-15 23:33:56 EST
Description of problem:
When using the package manager without enabling NetworkManager, the package manager will complain "no network connections available" and refuse to install anything.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set up the network connection so that it didn't let NetworkManager to manage the connection.
2.Click "Add/Remove software" in the main menu, select some random packages and click Apply.
The package manager complains "no network connections available" and refuses to install anything.
The selected packages should be downloaded and installed.
If you're not using NetworkManager you have to stop the NetworkManager service. Also see /etc/PackageKit/PackageKit.conf if this is not an option.
yeah that worked, stupid /me -_-
however I think it would be nice if that message can be made as a warning and provide a "continue anyway" option instead of bailing out directly.