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Re: Bug#645656: network-manager in Gnome

On 11/01/2011 04:46 PM, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 02:56:53PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> We should do it when we judge that the benefits are worth the costs.
>> In this particular case the costs seem to be minimal.  There isn't
>> even a direct patch-carrying cost, since the dependency is expressed
>> in our own control files.
> What should it be called: gnome-without-network-manager?

> I really don't like evolution.  Can I have a gnome-without-evolution?
> (Only half-joking. I *really* don't like evolution).
> Where do you draw the line?
> (Of course, any Debian developer can freely create such a dependency package,
> it doesn't have to be the GNOME maintainers.)
> In case it isn't clear, I don't think it's a good idea.

its not about preference, network-manager is breaking many
configurations, (i don't care about evolution because it doesn't break
anything, its one of the many packages installed but not used),
just look at the bugs:


i believe a way of installing network-manager, but disabling it
completly would be enough for many people.

Florian Reitmeir
E-Mail: florian@reitmeir.org
Tel: +43 650 2661660

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