GNS3 on Fedora 17

You need to download GNS3 and Dynamips. For GNS3 you would need to install PyQt4 and telnet which are not present in the standard F17 installation. After it’s installed, GNS3 itself ca be unpacked.

yum -y install PyQt4 telnet
tar -xjf GNS3-0.8.3.1-src.tar.bz2 
cd GNS3-0.8.3.1-src/
python2.7 setup.py build
sudo python2.7 setup.py setup

For linking GNS3 and dynamips you have to have the latter installed. Not an easy task on F17. You can’t just yum install dynamips, because it requires a legacy library libpcap.so.0.9 which couldn’t be found by myself.

[root@hp opt]# yum install dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386.rpm 
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Examining dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386.rpm: dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386
Marking dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package dynamips.i386 0:0.2.8RC2-1 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libpcap.so.0.9 for package: dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386 (/dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386)
           Requires: libpcap.so.0.9
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

But you could do the installation manually, and add symlink to the legacy lib just to be on a safe side

rpm -i --nodeps dynamips-0.2.8RC2-1.i386.rpm 
ln -s /usr/lib/libpcap.so.1.2.1 /usr/lib/libpcap.so.0.9
  • You have an error in your post, it is not:
    python2.7 setup.py setup

    but
    sudo python setup.py install

    • T1_mobile

      You are right, thanks for correcting me. The post is udated