Moving towards NetworkManager

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Jul 29 07:20:35 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:21 PM, Josef Wolf <jw at> wrote:
> Installing network-manager will pull a graphical desktop. Thats not
> the best decision for a server :-()

It shouldn't and it hasn't in the past versions. But the deb does pull
in some graphical components (more than Debian does for example) so
I've rebuilt the deb in the past or created equivs packages to remove
GUI dependencies. I pointed this out on the ubunbu-devel-discuss@ list
a few years ago and I was told that this is how Ubuntu wanted it.

If you don;t want to do the above and want something cross-distro, you
could use systemd-networkd.

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