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Re: connman does not respect /etc/network/interfaces when upgrading from buster to bullseye and more general considerations


Andreas Tille <andreas@fam-tille.de> wrote (Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:20:57 +0200):
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 10:21:10PM +0200, Ervin Dine wrote:
> > I have not had any problems with conman in my LXDE Debian 11 install
> > but if I may give my suggestion, gnome-network-manager works fine with
> > LXDE and it has more features. Why not bundle that instead of conman?
> > Conman does not even have an icon in the status bar where you can
> > toggle wifi on and off or choose another connection. 

LXDE is one of the light-weighted desktops, and LXDE is not Gnome.
So, if you add gnome-network-manager to the LXDE task, how much of Gnome will
be pulled in via dependencies?
This might be an argument pro connman.

I have just installed an LXDE system to test this, and now adding 
network-manager-gnome, installs 24 new packages, taking 39 MB of additional
disk space, according to the apt-get output (the whole LXDE system having 
3,4 GB of disk space used).

I guess this would be worth it.

What do others think? LXDE people?

> The missing icon in the status bar triggered bug #988696.  I personally
> consider this very unfriendly to new users.


Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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