Moving towards NetworkManager

Josef Wolf jw at
Thu Jul 28 11:48:08 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 06:52:05AM -0400, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 6:04 AM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
> >
> > I've just seen, netcfg-udeb seems to have a module for network-manager, but I
> > can't see any references to that in
> >
> >
> > In addition, The network-manager package is not contained on the
> > server/alternate CD.
> >
> > Any ideas, to install/configure NM using netcfg's preseed?
> There's no NM udeb but the netcfg udeb has an "nm-conf" executable
> that can set up the NM config, I assume via this preseed setting:
> Template: netcfg/target_network_config
> Type: select
> Choices-C: nm_config, ifupdown, loopback
> Choices: Network Manager, ifupdown (/etc/network/interfaces), No
> network configuration
> Description: for internal use; can be preseeded
>  Specifies what kind of network connection management tool should be
>  configured post-installation if multiple are available. Automatic
>  selection is used in this order when not specified: network-manager if
>  available (on Linux only), ethernet configuration through ifupdown on wired
>  installation and loopback configuration through ifupdown on wireless
>  installations.

I see.

But how is this supposed to work when NM is not packaged on the install CD?

Josef Wolf
jw at

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