Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426177
knetworkmanager crippled in Fedora 8
Last modified: 2008-01-05 17:53:14 EST
Description of problem:
knetworkmanager, a very useful KDE app (especially for laptops) which has been
present in past Fedora releases, has been replaced in Fedora 8 by a gnome
program with _less_ functionality that _pretends_ to be knetworkmanager.
knetworkmanager used to work well in Fedora 7, so this is a regression.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in KDE
2. Start knetworkmanager
3. Expect to see knetworkmanager
Actual results: some ugly gnome-ish looking applet appears that is not
knetworkmanager, and is not any more integrated with the desktop's password
'knetworkmanager' starts ... knetworkmanager, the one and only, KDE-looking
and integrated with kwallet.
Fedora8 knetworkmanager is a totally different thing from knetworkmanager:
$ rpm -ql knetworkmanager
$ more /usr/bin/knetworkmanager
Yuck, this is very bad. It is a blatant case of program naming abuse and lying
to the user: the knetworkmanager application has been _replaced_ by something
else that claims to be the original application. This thing should be
called 'gnome-networkmanager-applet' or 'fedora-networkmanager-applet', but in
no way knetworkmanager.
Please restore knetworkmanager in Fedora and name this horror something else.
Fedora KDE users deserve to have a true KDE.
Yep, unfortunately, knetworkmanager doesn't yet work with NetworkManager >= 0.7
(as is included in F8, see bug #298991).
The best option we came up with (to handle upgrade cases primarily), was to
introduce a place-holder until when/if the situation improved.
Rest assured, we wouldn't be in this situation if there were any (better)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 298991 ***