Yumex problem - no network connection
linxt at comcast.net
Wed Jul 14 08:04:16 UTC 2010
On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:32:53 +0000
g <geleem at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Thomas Taylor wrote:
> > Hi G;
> >> *yumex* is seeing the network connection as disabled because it is
> >> checking for connection thru 'gui'.
> > I'm not using a gui network connection but ifup method if that is what
> > you're saying.
> ok. then i understand that you are using 'ifup' via a terminal.
> but, "gui"/"X" effect still applies. yumex does not use a system call to
> check on network status. at least this is my conclusion from what all i
> was able to find when i searched for a solution to problem.
> this was at least 6 months back and i do not recall all of where i check.
> other than i was using google. and it took a lot of reading to concluded
> it to be an "X" problem.
> i did not filed a bug report because i had not seen anyone else posting
> about problem, so i figured it was something in my installation.
> when i tried using yumex, it would always fail. it did not matter if i
> used 'ifup eth0' or 'ifconfig eth0 up', yumex still failed with same
> error message you gave in your first post.
> when i ran just 'ifconfig' to check for connection, it showed being
> connected. *but*, yumex still failed.
> what i did not try was removing and reinstalling "yumex" and "gui's" for
> what ever cause is, it is "X" related, because yum still works.
> i just ran a check at yumex site;
> i ran a search for 'connection' and found something that may help.
> http://www.yum-extender.org/blog/?s=connection show release of 2.9.6 and
> 2.9.7 have a change of;
> Added ‘–disable-netcheck’ to bypass the network connection check and
> the auto disable of non local repos, this can be enabled/disabled in
> the Preferences.
> this may be an answer to problem.
Thanks for your reply, G. JB tipped me off to that too, I'll check it out
tomorrow. Time for bed, the old eyes are getting bleary.
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