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On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Ranjan Maitra <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:44:44 -0500 Rex Dieter <email@example.com>
>> Ranjan Maitra wrote:
>> > This morning, I have been trying out wicd/wicd-gtk in place of
>> > NetworkManager. This works pretty well so far. So, I was trying to
>> > erase NetworkManager-gtk and this is what I get:
>> It's a runtime library, required by certain applications to... detect
>> network status (obviously, only functional if actually using NetworkManager,
>> mind you). ¬†In short, leave 'em alone.
> Thanks very much! It appears that geoclue is what requires libnm
> (inexplicably in my thinking) and the others are all in a
> cascading effect wrt geoclue.
> On the other hand, I was wondering: is there a benefit to using
> NetworkManager over wicd? Just curious, because both seem to have the
> same functionality: I like that wicd provides me with more scanning
> information. But does this additional information come at a price? Both
> are from the fedora repos.
wicd doesn't support mobile broadband adapters, PPoE, VPNs, or IPv6,
among other things.
> Many thanks and best wishes,
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