How/why does network-manager interfere with /etc/resolve.conf

john lists.john at
Mon Dec 7 16:33:38 GMT 2009

HI Gavin et. al.

Doing "apt-get remove network-manager"

removed network-manager and network-manager-gnome

but left ubuntu-desktop



On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 7:24 AM, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, 04 Dec 2009, john wrote:
>> Thanks to all for the information.
>> I've removed  network-manager network-manager-gnome from my server.
>> I appreciate the help!
> One caution to bear in mind which I meant to put in my other email.  I
> presume that will have removed the ubuntu-desktop or edubuntu-desktop
> meta-package.  Having that package installed ensures that all components of
> the ubuntu desktop are installed.  Particularly in the case of a major
> upgrade, it's no harm to have it installed.
> If it has been removed and you're doing a release upgrade in future, you
> might want to install that package immediately before the upgrade.  Once
> you're finished the upgrade you could just remove network manager again.
> Gavin
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