Release Engineering


FS#54934 - Add NetworkManager to the isos

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Tyler Dence (tyzoid) - Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 18:31 GMT
Last edited by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 22:53 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Add network manager to the monthly isos.

This would enable users to have a consistent, and easy-to-use interface (nmtui) which enables connecting to wpa2-enterprise networks. Currently, dialog/wifi-menu only supports wpa2-psk, wep, and open networks. While netctl configurations could be used to connect, this would add additional steps to get a working config before being able to connect.

Furthermore, adding networkmanager only adds about 50MB to the iso images, which still allows the image to fit onto a CD.

Additional info:
* I have created an image with networkmanager on it to test the functionality:
* It should only require one additional line in the package list, and one additional symlink in airootfs
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Closed by  Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera)
Thursday, 19 October 2017, 22:53 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Thursday, 27 July 2017, 22:38 GMT
I never used such complex software, neither netctl. Sure can be added and CD-size does not matter since years.

How about/integrate for PXE?