Does Gnome actually depend on network-manager-gnome?

Chris Hiestand chiestand at
Fri Aug 24 05:53:06 UTC 2012

From a user/sysadmin perspective gnome-core should not depend on network-manager-gnome. I'm hoping that that sounds okay from the developer perspective too.

At the moment, there is no out-of-the-box way to install but disable network-manager. Network Manager has various weird bugs that I do not care to deal with but unfortunately network-manager is required by network-manager-gnome which is required by gnome-core.

Here is a bug I ran into recently. Paul Simerda commented in this bug that gnome should not required network-manager.

Ideally, I'd like to be able to uninstall network-manager and keep gnome installed. Is there a way we can do this?

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