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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 <steven@pyro.eu.org>:
>> 3. add network-manager-gnome to gnome-core (seems inappropriate)
> yes, there was big debate on it
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=681834

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
default install.

>>> 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

Steven Chamberlain

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