On Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:34:11 AM, Al Dunsmuir wrote:
May I suggest another candidate for removal?
Since servers do not have wireless, could we also please
ModemManager from the default server install? This is part of default
NetworkManager suite, and used for creating a network connection via
Aside from taking up space, it has persistent issues where
incorrectly misrecognizes devices during initialization, and then
failing when that device turns out not to be suitable. There are
discussion on the master about converting from a blacklist for known
bad devices, to a whitelist for known good devices.
There does not seem to be any development activity for this
so removing ModemManager helps with both NETINST disk size, and fewer
A related issue to ModemManager being installed by default is that the
service unit is also enabled by default.
Whether it continues to be shipped (or installed) by default or not, I
would suggest that from a security point of view to change the service
to be disabled by default, and require that it be explicitly enabled.
The same issue was mentioned in an Arch Linux post (see bz).