Fedora 20: ifconfig missing on minimal install


If you have selected the minimal install option you might be surprised by just how minimal it is; one example is that the ifconfig command is not available. The command yum install ifconfig doesn’t work – it’s part of another broader package. We can find out which one that is by running:

yum provides ifconfig


Through that we can see that the net-tools package installs it. Run:


yum install net-tools


…and you should be able to now use ifconfig.



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