[arch-general] Why there is no NetworkManager in ArchISO

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Mon Jul 24 09:29:05 UTC 2017

On 07/24/17 at 09:40am, Bennett Piater wrote:
> On July 24, 2017 9:36:39 AM GMT+02:00, Junayeed Ahnaf via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >All fine and good but I don't see arch being installed on something 
> >other than desktop/laptop. Of course there are niche cases as arch 
> >server I do not doubt but how much of arch install base is traditional 
> >desktop? I think it's rather high.
> You are missing the point. Many arch users don't simply install a desktop environment and use its defaults. 
> If that's what you want, you may want to use another distribution, preferably one that focuses on your DE. 
> I use a very minimal setup without DE, and I don't want bloated catch-all solution that doesn't integrate nicely into my configuration, thank you very much. 

Y'all seem to miss the point that provided on the ISO != installed
on your machine. I for one, don't see a problem with networkmanager
being installed on the ISO, nmtui works pretty well (as does nmcli), I'm
not sure however how much the ISO size will blow up.

Jelle van der Waa
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