Network Manager and Wicd

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Wed Jun 2 09:58:20 UTC 2010

Hello everybody

> Something must have changed in the last release or two. It used to be
> that the installation of wicd would disable/uninstall nm. What happened
> and when?

In the previous release, *Ubuntu 9.10, Network Manager was still
automagically being UNinstalled while installing WICD. But in Lucid,
this does not happen. That's why, I have removed Network Manager
myself, because I am not sure whether some software conflict could
arise while maintaining both packages. When doing so via "Synaptic", I
saw two options for removal: simply "removal" and "total" removal
(purge). The latter option implied the removal of a whole bunch of
packages - that's why I have decided to chose the "simple" removal for
the time being. I am not sure whether packages which would vanish with
a "total" removal are still necessary.

Respectfully yours,


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