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-8.3 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.1, ISO Codes-4.1, libsecret-0.18.6, libnotify-0.7.7, and NetworkManager-1.14.4


Required (Runtime)



GC-8.0.0 (for linker garbage collection), jansson-2.11, GNOME Bluetooth, and mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime)

User Notes:

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      \
      -Dmobile_broadband_provider_info=false .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dteam=false: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires jansson-2.11. If you have Jansson installed, remove this option or set it to "true".

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

-Dmobile_broadband_provider_info=false: This switch forcibly disables Mobile Broadband Provider support because it is not currently available in BLFS.

-Dwwan=false: This switch disables WWAN support. Use this if you do not have ModemManager-1.8.2 installed.

-Dintrospection=false: Use this if you do not have gobject-introspection-1.58.2 installed.

-Dgtk_doc=false: Use this if you do not have GTK-Doc-1.29 installed.


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

Short Descriptions


allows users to view and edit network connection settings.

contains internal functions for the Network Manager GTK+ Interface.

contains the NetworkManager GTK+ bindings.

Last updated on 2018-12-05 21:31:18 -0600