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Re: N-M: Depends->Recommends (was: Re: duplicates in the archive)

On Mon, Jul 09, 2012 at 07:46:52PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Adam Borowski writes ("Re: duplicates in the archive"):
> > "Breaks unrelated software" on the system is a RC severity, and there's no
> > way one can say a windowing environment is related to core networking. 
> > Thus, I'd say, #542095 needs to be upgraded -- and changing Depends: to
> > Recommends: is a non-intrusive fix.  It will cause n-m to be installed
> > unless explicitely refused, just like you want it to be.
>    I tested a good part of Gnome today without n-m and it appears there
>    are no regressions at all.  The only differences are:
>    * it gets rid of n-m icon in the systray (duh)

Actually, the very mail you reference, contains an continuation (with
apologies for accidentally pressing 'y' instead of 'q'):

} [was incomplete]
}  * "network settings" deep in the control panel will say the networking on
}    this system is not compatible

and also, as Philipp Kern noticed before, things that use N-M to distinguish
between online and offline modes will think they're offline after
uninstalling N-M until they are restarted.

Of course, none of the three are a big deal, at least comparing to not being
able to connect a phone or use complex networking.

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