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Re: unneeded dependencies on NetworkManager-gtk/glib?

From: T.C. Hollingsworth <tchollingsworth_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 05 2011 - 19:02:38 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 6:52 AM, Ranjan Maitra <maitra@iastate.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2011 08:44:44 -0500 Rex Dieter <rdieter@math.unl.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> 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,
> Ranjan

-T.C.
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