network-manager-applet-1.8.10

Introduction to NetworkManager Applet

The NetworkManager Applet provides a tool and a panel applet used to configure wired and wireless network connections through GUI. It's designed for use with any desktop environment that uses GTK+ like Xfce and LXDE.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies

Required

GTK+-3.22.28, ISO Codes-3.77, libsecret-0.18.5, libnotify-0.7.7, and NetworkManager-1.10.4

Recommended

Required (Runtime)

polkit-gnome-0.105

Optional

GC-7.6.4 (for linker garbage collection), GNOME Bluetooth, and mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/network-manager-applet

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Dselinux=false   \
      -Dteam=false      &&
ninja

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Denable-team=false: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires Jansson which is not currently in BLFS.

-Denable-selinux=false: This switch forcibly disables SELinux support since it is not currently in BLFS and the build will fail without it.

-Denable-wwan=false: This switch disables WWAN support. Use this if you do not have ModemManager-1.6.12 installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: nm-applet and nm-connection-editor
Installed Libraries: libnma.so and libnm-gtk.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/{libnma,libnm-gtk}

Short Descriptions

nm-connection-editor

allows users to view and edit network connection settings.

libnma.so

contains internal functions for the Network Manager GTK+ Interface.

libnm-gtk.so

contains the NetworkManager GTK+ bindings.

Last updated on 2018-01-12 21:33:35 -0600