Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)

Chris Adams linux at
Thu Jun 20 18:15:37 UTC 2013

Once upon a time, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at> said:
> Mind if I ask why you think this way about NetworkManager? The NM
> currently shipping in Fedora 19 has full support for managing static
> NICs, as well as bonding, bridging and VLAN support for enterprise
> use-cases.

I think most "traditional" system admins see a running NM daemon as an
additional point of failure in a static network.  If my server's network
setup is static, I don't want a daemon running attempting to "manage"
it.  If it has a bug, gets misconfigured, etc., it might do something to
screw up an otherwise working setup.

I understand that some servers/setups may be able to take advantage of
NM functionality, but assuming that all servers _need_ NM is too much.
This is all IMHO of course.

Chris Adams <linux at>

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