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

Hi Michael,

On Sun, Sep 26, 2021 at 01:01:28AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Am 23.09.21 um 20:17 schrieb Holger Wansing:
> > 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
> I might consider splitting off network-manager's /usr/share/locale into an
> (optional, Recommends/Suggests) network-manager-l10n package. The locales
> take up about 8,5 MB of disk space.

I agree that 8.5MB are not much these days but if it helps to accept
network-manager as a unique default this would probably a sensible step.

> While I don't necessarily think that 8,5 MB are actually that much of an
> issue for desktop installations, trimming down the on disk footprint might
> make network-manager more suitable for more constrained environments.
> There is also a (somewhat stale) MR [1] for network-manager asking for the
> individual plugins to be split into separate packages to make it possible to
> trim down the dependency chain.
> If there is real demand for it, we could revisit that.
In the same way I wrote above:  If increases the acceptance for NM - yes,
this sounds good.

Kind regards



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