Why does PackageKit depend on NetworkManager?

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Wed Aug 27 03:00:40 UTC 2008

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.


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