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Old 06-02-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
khbkhb
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Fedora 9 add/remove software griping about "no network connection" but firefox works


As do various other networking functions.

Admittedly, my setup is perhaps a bit unusual ... I've installed Fedora9 inside of a VirtualBox (1.6) which in turn runs on OpenSolaris.

The system is an aged Pentium4 @ 2ghz. However, it otherwise works satisfactorily, albeit slowly.

The add/remove software utility runs slowly for gathering information (more so than I'd expected, slower than ubuntu in a vbox as well); but when I select "install" it quickly decides that there's no networking. Very annoying, as I wanted to install the appropriate kernel-devel package to finish off the VirtualBox integration.

I suppose I can scrounge up the RPMs directly and install manually ... but I'm hoping that this is either a well known (to everyone but me) issue with a trivial workaround, or there's some legitimate bug that I ought to file (admittedly unclear whose bug it really is, but since ubuntu, windows and Solaris are happy, I'm guessing it's something unique to Fedora's interaction with Vbox ;>
 
Old 06-02-2008, 05:16 AM   #2
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As do various other networking functions.

Admittedly, my setup is perhaps a bit unusual ... I've installed Fedora9 inside of a VirtualBox (1.6) which in turn runs on OpenSolaris.

The system is an aged Pentium4 @ 2ghz. However, it otherwise works satisfactorily, albeit slowly.

The add/remove software utility runs slowly for gathering information (more so than I'd expected, slower than ubuntu in a vbox as well); but when I select "install" it quickly decides that there's no networking. Very annoying, as I wanted to install the appropriate kernel-devel package to finish off the VirtualBox integration.

I suppose I can scrounge up the RPMs directly and install manually ... but I'm hoping that this is either a well known (to everyone but me) issue with a trivial workaround, or there's some legitimate bug that I ought to file (admittedly unclear whose bug it really is, but since ubuntu, windows and Solaris are happy, I'm guessing it's something unique to Fedora's interaction with Vbox ;>
Hi, can you log into the repository website url with a normal web-browser? This is a time when updating/repairing servers might be expected. If you can log in, several possibilities are now off your list. Maybe also try the 'smart' package manager (its name, not a description!) , and it has a smart-gui app that goes with it. Cheers

Last edited by glokraw; 06-02-2008 at 05:17 AM. Reason: slillng
 
Old 07-04-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Try using smart

Hi there,

I had a similar problem running Fedora 9 (guest) with VirtualBox on my os x macbook (host). I think it is an issue with the limitations of NAT networking- read the docs on why ping doesn't work and you may be enlightened.

I ended up working around this by opening a terminal and installing smart with

> yum install smart

and then using the smart gui

> smart --gui

smart works fine in VirtualBox, and I think is just as nice as the add/remove programs utility.
 
  


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