Bug 1478661 - It would be enough if control-center RECOMMENDed NetworkManager-wifi
It would be enough if control-center RECOMMENDed NetworkManager-wifi
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2017-08-05 14:42 EDT by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2017-10-19 06:17 EDT (History)
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2017-08-05 14:42:24 EDT
When upgrading from an older control-center on a desktop machine without any WiFi card, NetworkManager-wifi and its dependencies were pulled in.  This results in a bit of package pollution, and also in some additional icons and menu entries in the settings menu.

While nothing breaks, it is a bit annoying.  There isn't any reason to have any NetworkManager packages installed at all on this host.  It has a permanent configured IP address on its only (wired) network interface.  The extra cruft in the desktop is only in the way.

I would suggest using the new RPM "recommends" for this dependency instead of "requires".  Unless I'm mistaken, that will have the same effect in the default case; the packages will get installed when control-center is installed.  But it WILL be possible to avoid it, or to uninstall them afterwards, for use cases like this where they are known to be unnecessary.  Possible without making RPM/DNF consider the installation broken, that is.

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