Bug 485603 - cannot use the package manager without enabling NetworkManager
cannot use the package manager without enabling NetworkManager
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-15 02:44 EST by Whistler
Modified: 2009-02-15 23:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-02-15 23:33:56 EST
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Description Whistler 2009-02-15 02:44:00 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.

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
The package manager complains "no network connections available" and refuses to install anything.

Expected results:
The selected packages should be downloaded and installed.
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2009-02-15 04:26:42 EST
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.
Comment 2 Whistler 2009-02-15 23:33:56 EST
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.

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