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Re: lightweight wifi UI (Was: Insidious systemd)




On Tue, 28 May 2019 18:56:44 +0300
Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 	Hi.
> 
> On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 07:10:22AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > On Mon, 27 May 2019 21:00:36 -0400 (EDT)
> > bw <bwtnguy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >   
> > > In-Reply-To: <20190527163821.6e4b5d95@debian9>
> > > 
> > > ...  
> > > >Based on my past experiences and research with systemd, I now
> > > >always have do simulated installs with everything just to be sure
> > > >nothing untoward happens.  The Subject Title was appropriate.    
> > > 
> > > Patrick, I've seen some baloney in my day, but that prose takes the cake.
> > > I think you're full of crap, but you could prove me wrong sort of 
> > > something like this:
> > > 
> > > $ apt -s install sysvinit-core wicd
> > > [snip]  
> > 
> > Unapplicable in my case: sysvinit conversion done a year ago.
> > 
> > For the Doubting Thomas that your are, the output of my simulated
> > install -- the salient portions I spoke of highlighted.
> > 
> > B
> > 
> > root@debian9:/home/patrick# apt -s install wicd  
> 
> Try this:
> 
> # apt install wicd -s -o APT::Install-Recommends="0"

apt/apt-get already by default set NOT to install Recommends, only
dependencies.  And I check before installing anything just to be sure.

I've abandoned wicd and am considering other utilities, wifi-radar
being toward the top of the list.  I may just go commandline since I
only have to configure this home-based box once for wifi.

> wicd by itself does not require systemd, but it recommends gksu. gksu,
> which is kinda-sorta part of GNOME, on the other hand - does.

Due to GNOME's systemd dependency, I avoid with a passion any app,
utility, etc. that is even remotely related to GNOME.

Thanks for your advice.

B