The network-manager package should be installed by default to ANY installation of Debian perhaps even along with the basic system prior to software selection - so that using the undocumented "!" software selection (it should be documented right in the installer itself to produce a working command line networking system!
But your saying that even with network-manager package installed, it has to be configured to run! Not very accessible. Installation should install the package and at least ask the user if he wants it started, or better yet, start it and have it ready for use with the commands given to disable or stop it.
Accessibility is not having the tools needed and not telling anyone about them, it's having the tools available and ready to use!
nmcli is in the network-manager package. Once the package is downloaded,
network-manager has to be started before nmcli and nmtui can be used.
On Fri, 31 Dec 2021, john doe wrote:
> On 12/31/2021 6:51 AM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. wrote:
> > Debian desperately needs a console network manager like Slackware's nmcli
> Actually, I have set up a bridge using 'nmcli' on Bullseye.
> John Doe