Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 454273
NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency of NetworkManager
Last modified: 2008-07-07 12:16:37 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
-bash-3.2# rpm -e NetworkManager-gnome
-bash-3.2# rpm -q NetworkManager
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Refer to above
As NetworkManager-gnome is not a dependency it won't get pulled with yum when
you do a yum install NetworkManager.
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
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.