How to Install system-config-network on CentOS 6.2

In this post, i will share on how to install GUI for network configuration on CentOS 6.2. The mentioned network GUI tools will edit the system configuration files. The result using this GUi is the same with change of configuration files directly. Assume that you have installed minimal installation type CentOS 6.2 and has setup your own local yum repository. You can use internet CentOS yum repository instead if you have direct internet connection to your server.

Without network Gui installed, you will get the following error.

[root@centos6 ~]# system-config-network
-bash: /usr/sbin/system-config-network: No such file or directory

Please note that you must be the root to install the package.

[root@centos6 html]# yum install system-config-network-tui
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package system-config-network-tui.noarch 0:1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: usermode for package: system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-iwlib for package: system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: python-ethtool for package: system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: pciutils for package: system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Processing Dependency: dbus-python for package: system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch
--> Running transaction check
---> Package dbus-python.i686 0:0.83.0-6.1.el6 will be installed
---> Package pciutils.i686 0:3.1.4-11.el6 will be installed
---> Package python-ethtool.i686 0:0.6-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: python-ethtool-0.6-1.el6.i686
---> Package python-iwlib.i686 0:0.1-1.2.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: wireless-tools >= 28-0.pre8.5 for package: python-iwlib-0.1-1.2.el6.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: python-iwlib-0.1-1.2.el6.i686
---> Package usermode.i686 0:1.102-3.el6 will be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libnl.i686 0:1.1-14.el6 will be installed
---> Package wireless-tools.i686 1:29-5.1.1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: crda for package: 1:wireless-tools-29-5.1.1.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package crda.i686 0:1.1.1_2010.11.22-1.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: iw for package: crda-1.1.1_2010.11.22-1.el6.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package iw.i686 0:0.9.17-4.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                     Arch     Version                     Repository              Size
 system-config-network-tui   noarch   1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6           CentOS6.2-Repository   1.2 M
Installing for dependencies:
 crda                        i686     1.1.1_2010.11.22-1.el6      CentOS6.2-Repository    23 k
 dbus-python                 i686     0.83.0-6.1.el6              CentOS6.2-Repository   196 k
 iw                          i686     0.9.17-4.el6                CentOS6.2-Repository    34 k
 libnl                       i686     1.1-14.el6                  CentOS6.2-Repository   123 k
 pciutils                    i686     3.1.4-11.el6                CentOS6.2-Repository    83 k
 python-ethtool              i686     0.6-1.el6                   CentOS6.2-Repository    28 k
 python-iwlib                i686     0.1-1.2.el6                 CentOS6.2-Repository    14 k
 usermode                    i686     1.102-3.el6                 CentOS6.2-Repository   187 k
 wireless-tools              i686     1:29-5.1.1.el6              CentOS6.2-Repository    92 k

Transaction Summary
Install      10 Package(s)

Total download size: 2.0 M
Installed size: 7.2 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Total                                                          7.6 MB/s | 2.0 MB     00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : libnl-1.1-14.el6.i686                                                      1/10
  Installing : iw-0.9.17-4.el6.i686                                                       2/10
  Installing : crda-1.1.1_2010.11.22-1.el6.i686                                           3/10
  Installing : 1:wireless-tools-29-5.1.1.el6.i686                                         4/10
  Installing : python-iwlib-0.1-1.2.el6.i686                                              5/10
  Installing : python-ethtool-0.6-1.el6.i686                                              6/10
  Installing : usermode-1.102-3.el6.i686                                                  7/10
  Installing : dbus-python-0.83.0-6.1.el6.i686                                            8/10
  Installing : pciutils-3.1.4-11.el6.i686                                                 9/10
  Installing : system-config-network-tui-1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6.noarch                        10/10

  system-config-network-tui.noarch 0:1.6.0.el6.2-1.el6

Dependency Installed:
  crda.i686 0:1.1.1_2010.11.22-1.el6             dbus-python.i686 0:0.83.0-6.1.el6
  iw.i686 0:0.9.17-4.el6                         libnl.i686 0:1.1-14.el6
  pciutils.i686 0:3.1.4-11.el6                   python-ethtool.i686 0:0.6-1.el6
  python-iwlib.i686 0:0.1-1.2.el6                usermode.i686 0:1.102-3.el6
  wireless-tools.i686 1:29-5.1.1.el6


The GUI Interface will look like this: