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Bug#681834: network-manager, gnome, Recommends vs Depends

Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> writes:
> On 17.07.2012 22:30, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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.

> Disabling network-manager via "update-rc.d network-manager disable" is a
> reliable and clean way to stop network-manager from running. It won't be
> magically re-enabled on upgrades or restarted, since invoke-rc.d
> respects if a sysv service is disabled this way.

Do you think this would be reasonable to document somewhere, since it
keeps coming up?  I'm not sure what the best place would be, although
/usr/share/doc/gnome-core/README.Debian is at least not horrible, or
possibly in the network-manager directory (or both).

(Apologies if you've already done this.  I didn't go look.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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