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Re: Can we get rid of network-manager?



[Andreas B. Mundt]
> After these changes, the machine seems to work. Can we make sure
> that NetworkManager isn't installed from the beginning? IIRC we
> already had discussions about that issue, but I don't remember the
> final conclusions (if any).
> To me it looks as if NetworkManager is unnecessary and only causes
> unforeseeable problems and complications.
> 
> Any hints or ideas?

While I agree that we want to avoid NetworkManager on everything but
standalone and roaming profiles, I tried and it was easier said than
done.  The issue is that apt in Squeeze install recommends by default,
and NetworkManager is recommended by packages we do want to install.
We will need to rewrite the entire tasksel framework we use to install
packages to do something about that.

I am open for suggestions.  I believe our best option is to disable
NetworkManager, both in d-i and after installation, and leave it at
that.

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen


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