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Re: Why does PackageKit depend on NetworkManager?



On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:00:40PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 14:51 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> > Is there anything preventing PK from connecting to the network over
> > non-NM-controlled network interfaces?
> > 
> > (I am not using PackageKit facilities, just surprised at the dependencies...)
> 
> It depends on NetworkManager-glib, not NetworkManager.  And it does so
> to check the status of the network connection before checking for
> updates.  I believe that if NetworkManager doesn't respond (because
> you're bringing up your network some other way), it will continue on as
> though the connection is said to be up by NM.

Yes, latest PackageKit will correctly operate if NetworkManager is not
running. For F9 you might still need to get packages from -updates-testing

Daniel
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