[CentOS] CentOS 7.5 (1804) and NetworkManager

Wed May 16 11:55:12 UTC 2018
James Hogarth <james.hogarth at gmail.com>

On 15 May 2018 at 16:55, Michael Lampe <lampe at gcsc.uni-frankfurt.de> wrote:
> Gnome's control-center now requires NetworkManager-wifi. But it's only a
> soft requirement, no shared libs involved.
> To keep your workstation NM-free, you want to install a dummy package that
> provides NetworkManager-wifi but actually contains nothing, ideally before
> updating to 7.5. Here's a script to create such a dummy:
> https://github.com/larsks/fakeprovide
> If you do this, control-center shows a sad face and some text (Oops, blah,
> blah, ...) in the WiFi tab. Just the same you always got in the network tab
> without NM. That's all.

Note that the 'network' service is considered legacy and gets just basic fixes.

It's not been recommended to disable NetworkManager for years at this point.

Unless you have a really tricky setup with openvswitch or something
like that it's a bad idea to disable NetworkManager at this point in

As yourself why you are doing it, and what you are really hoping to gain.

Have a read of this to get a better grasp on NM: