Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Fri Jun 21 11:17:05 UTC 2013

On 06/20/2013 09:13 PM, Dan Williams wrote:
> nmcli doesn't work unless NM is running, since it talks to NM to do
> stuff, so it would be incompatible with NM setting things up and
> quitting.

It could spawn NetworkManager as a subprocess and use the peer-to-peer 
D-Bus protocol to talk to it.  I think quite a few other programs do 
things this way.

On the other hand, having NetworkManager available all the time enables 
things like management tools to use its API to query system status, 
instead of guessing it from kernel information and heuristic analysis of 
some files under /etc.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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