Re: Bug#697868: network manager is installed when cd2 is also used
On 16/01/13 15:36, Praveen A wrote:
> 2013/1/13 Steven Chamberlain <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> 3. add network-manager-gnome to gnome-core (seems inappropriate)
> yes, there was big debate on it
Ah I see, that's already been decided. A consequence of downgrading it
to Recommends:, though, is that it is no longer prioritised for
inclusion on CD-1.
I think that was probably unintentional; that the intent was to make
network-manager optional, rather than remove it altogether from a CD-1
>>> 2. add network-manager-gnome specially to debian-cd's
>>> tasks/wheezy/Debian-gnome, after the forcd1 include - after all, we are
>>> just trying to manipulate what goes onto CD1.
That may be the only sensible suggestion now.
Perhaps mobile-broadband-provider-info, modemmanager and usb-modeswitch
are all desirable as well. (These are recommends of
network-manager[-gnome] and not already on CD-1).
I'm not sure yet what packages these would displace, and hence if any of
this is technically feasible. If not, users must be strongly warned of
the limitations of GNOME CD-1, to avoid disappointment.
The ultimate aim would be to offer GNOME CD-1 users the easiest
possible, and comprehensive, means to set up networking and be able to
install additional software.
The rationale is similar to #630805 and #231583, whereby packages were
prioritised for inclusion on CD-1 (but those were much smaller, and