Here are my notes on installing WICD on Fedora Core 9 aka FC9
Pre-requisite: you need python and python-dev packages installed. Python is probably already installed however python-dev may not be. Also, we are going to need wget, which if you installed from a Live CD may not be installed. So, from a command line as root or by using your sudo powers issue the following:
yum -y install python python-devel wget
Now we need to download wicd, unpack it, configure it and install it (again as root or with sudo power):
tar -xf wicd-1.5.4.tar.gz
python setup.py configure
python setup.py install
Shutdown NetworkManager and make sure it does not restart at boot time
service NetworkManager stop
chkconfig NetworkManager off
Startup scripts appear tto be installed correctly and there is an entry in the Gnome menu's under Applications->Internet as well as in the autostart section
All that remains is to make sure that wicd starts correctly
chkconfig wicd on
I ran headlong into SE Linux - for whatever reason it didn't like WICD. If, as root, I stopped wicd and restarted it, everything was OK. Using the supplied tools for SE Linux I was unable to make WICD work so, since the current project doesn't really require SE Linux, I put it in permissive mode and now everything works. The supplied init script is not particularly good on FC9 but it will start/stop wicd. I need to finish my current project but will give this a try on FC10 later in the week.
Hi i tested this installation guide onn FC10 with KDE4 and it worked great for me, cheers.
<skralg> tested on FC10 Gnome, works fine.. except for my G3/GSM aircard.. <Bob> tested on OLPC F9 XCFE4 and works perfectly.