Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends
Michael Biebl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Also, as an alternative if you can't use network-manager for whatever
> reasons, you can install gnome-core and disable network-manager. This
> is as simple as
> "update-rc.d network-manager disable"
> As for the situation where nm is installed but doesn't manage the
> network connection: This is actually extremely confusing to users as
> various bug reports have shown.
Are these two points consistent? In other words, *is* it as simple as
update-rc.d network-manager disable
and installing wicd or something else, or is that configuration "extremely
confusing" to users? Or did you mean something different by the last
If there's a clean way to disable network-manager, I think that's a
reasonable alternative to either creating yet another meta-package or
arguing about Depends vs. Recommends in gnome-core. But there seems to be
a lot of debate over this point.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>