For me, this problem is chronic. I've experiened the behavior of not finding the CD on both FC3
. My machine has a CD recorder and a DVD reader. The Add / Remove Applications
package manager asks for a given CD, but never sees it in either drive. I have no trouble mounting and using CDs outside of this application.
I believe that the package manager is supposed to auto-mount the CD somewhere, but mine can never find it. I've tried some of the work-arounds listed earlier, to no avail. The predecessor Redhat utility used to work on the same machine. Maybe the dynamic DEV change broke it, but that's me, guessing.
Additionally, many of the menu items are dead in package manager for me. These include the About
item and Edit | Preferences
. I wouldn't show this behavior to a Windows XP fan.
I'd like to respectfully, quietly, say that diverting people to something else, such as yum, while helpful, does not address problems with package manager. The former is used with network repositories, while the latter is a utility for managing local RPMs where no connection is required. Since Add / Remove Applications
-- the package manager -- appears in the start menu, it should either be usable or be removed to allow space for stuff that works on most configurations. This is the way to move forward in any kind of contest for the end-user's desktop. I'll shut up now.
Lou Mauget, CrossLogic Corp.