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FS#42562 - [network-manager-applet] How come it doesn't depend on networkmanager?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by James (JRMoore) - Sunday, 26 October 2014, 12:27 GMT
Last edited by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Saturday, 21 October 2017, 22:07 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


There is no dependency on networkmanager and yet it doesn't work without it.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 22:07 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Added dependency on the applet, not on nm-connection-editor.

This pulls in networkmanager for cinnamon users, but IMHO that should be fixed on the cinnamon side by not pulling in network-manager-applet instead.
Comment by Steven (stevenmw) - Thursday, 30 October 2014, 00:11 GMT
Most likely because there are multiple choices out there. Linux, especially Arch, is about customization. Some people prefer netctl and other software.