Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 811200
Don't restart NetworkManager service on updates
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:22:52 EST
When I update my system, and there is a NetworkManager update, NetworkManager restarts, causing me to lose connections. This is just bad from user experience point of view, because users expect updates not to affect the way they use their system.
This was not the case few versions ago, when NetworkManager did not restart itself.
This are the lines that causes this issue:
/bin/systemctl daemon-reload >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
if [ $1 -ge 1 ] ; then
# Package upgrade, not uninstall
/bin/systemctl try-restart NetworkManager.service >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
It causes interruption of downloads, IRC connections, streaming video and such, and using WiFi it sometimes takes more than a minute until the connection is fully restored.
See bug 812967 for f17 (fixed already).
We need a fix for that in Rawhide as well.
(f16 and f17 branches has the commit that fixes this issue, Rawhide does not)
This is still an issue in Fedora 18, any update on this?
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
NetworkManager-0.9.7.0-3.git20121004.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing NetworkManager-0.9.7.0-3.git20121004.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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NetworkManager-0.9.7.0-4.git20121004.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
NetworkManager-0.9.7.0-3.git20121004.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 obsolete repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.