Bug 454273 - NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency of NetworkManager
NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency of NetworkManager
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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Reported: 2008-07-07 08:13 EDT by Help Desk Reseach and Developement
Modified: 2008-07-07 12:16 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-07 12:16:37 EDT
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Description Help Desk Reseach and Developement 2008-07-07 08:13:43 EDT
Description of problem:
It seems that NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency of NetworkManager, but
without the nm-applet from NetworkManager-gnome, NetworkManager is pretty useless.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Latest repo it looks like... rpm query below

How reproducible:
-bash-3.2# rpm -e NetworkManager-gnome
-bash-3.2# rpm -q NetworkManager
NetworkManager-0.6.4-8.el5
-bash-3.2# 


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Refer to above

Actual results:
As NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency it won't get pulled with yum when
you do a yum install NetworkManager. 

Expected results:
I am guessing the decision to keep -gnome separate was for KDE people or
something, but I think somehow the applet needs to get pulled when you do a yum
install NetworkManager.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-07-07 12:16:37 EDT
It's an explicit decision to keep the two separate for exactly that reason. 
There is knetworkmanager which is the KDE replacement for nm-applet.  It's up to
the distro-composer to pull in the right applet (either nm-applet or
knetworkmanager) for the desktop that the distro is pulling in.  Fedora's
anaconda package list pulls this in by default, for example.

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