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+, such as Xfce and LXDE.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


Gcr-3.34.0, GTK+-3.24.13, ISO Codes-4.4, libsecret-0.20.1, libnotify-0.7.8, and NetworkManager-1.22.6


Required (Runtime)

Since this package uses Polkit-0.116 for authorization, one Polkit Authentication Agent should be running when the functionality of this package is used.


gnome-bluetooth-3.34.0, GTK-Doc-1.32, jansson-2.12, libindicator, 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 \
      -Dgtk_doc=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-2.12. If you have Jansson installed, remove this option or set it to "true".

-Dselinux=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.

-Dgtk_doc=false: Remove this if you have GTK-Doc-1.32 installed and want to rebuild the documentation with it.

-Dwwan=false: This switch disables WWAN support. Use this if you do not have ModemManager-1.12.6 installed.

-Dintrospection=false: Use this if you do not have gobject-introspection-1.62.0 installed.


Installed Programs: nm-applet and nm-connection-editor
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libnma and /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.

Last updated on 2020-02-26 22:00:52 -0800