Minimal install diff from F16 to F19 (TC6)

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Fri Jun 21 11:42:12 UTC 2013

On 06/20/2013 08:01 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> 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.
> NetworkManager has historically been perceived as a desktop/laptop
> tool but in its current incarnation it should be usable for all but
> the most esoteric enterprise workloads.

To clarify, this currently only applies to the GUI tool, right?

I recently hosed my desktop installation and couldn't bring up the VPN 
from the command line, using nmcli.  The nmcli manual page suggests that 
feature parity with the GUI tools is not a goal ("It is not meant as a 
full replacement for nm‐applet or other similar clients but as a 
complementary utility to those programs."), and the lack of actual 
device configuration facilities in nmcli reflects that.  In Fedora 19, 
the referenced nm-settings(5) manual page is missing, too.

Even if you end up configuring interfaces the old way under 
/etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts, NetworkManager still offers the 
benefit of the centralized configuration parsing.  But on the non-GUI 
interface, functionality is either well-hidden or still missing.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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