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Why do all these packages depend on NetworkManager-wifi?

asked 2018-05-12 12:03:23 -0600

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updated 2018-05-12 20:31:55 -0600

There is a ton of packages in the list below, that have absolutely nothing to do with WiFi. Why do they depend on this NM plugin?

 # dnf erase NetworkManager-wifi
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                                           Arch                      Version                                          Repository                   Size
 NetworkManager-wifi                               x86_64                    1:1.8.2-4.fc26                                   @updates                    141 k
Removing dependent packages:
 NetworkManager-team                               x86_64                    1:1.8.2-4.fc26                                   @updates                     52 k
 anaconda-core                                     x86_64                    26.21.12-1.fc26                                  @updates                    9.2 M
 anaconda-gui                                      x86_64                    26.21.12-1.fc26                                  @updates                    1.8 M
 anaconda-tui                                      x86_64                    26.21.12-1.fc26                                  @updates                    576 k
 blivet-gui-runtime                                noarch                    2.1.7-1.fc26                                     @updates                    1.2 M
 dmraid-events                                     x86_64                    1.0.0.rc16-31.fc26                               @fedora                      12 k
 initial-setup                                     x86_64                    0.3.46-2.fc26                                    @fedora                     194 k
 initial-setup-gui                                 x86_64                    0.3.46-2.fc26                                    @fedora                      15 k
 iscsi-initiator-utils-iscsiuio                    x86_64                                @fedora                     163 k
 langtable-data                                    noarch                    0.0.37-1.fc26                                    @fedora                     653 k
 langtable-python3                                 noarch                    0.0.37-1.fc26                                    @fedora                     172 k
 libblockdev-dm                                    x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     19 k
 libblockdev-kbd                                   x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     31 k
 libblockdev-plugins-all                           x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                      0  
 libteam                                           x86_64                    1.27-1.fc26                                      @fedora                      97 k
 nm-connection-editor                              x86_64                    1.8.2-4.fc26                                     @updates                    4.6 M
 python3-blivet                                    noarch                    1:2.1.11-2.fc26                                  @updates                    4.5 M
 python3-blockdev                                  x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     93 k
 python3-bytesize                                  x86_64                    0.11-1.fc26                                      @fedora                      57 k
 python3-iscsi-initiator-utils                     x86_64                                @fedora                      21 k
 python3-meh-gui                                   noarch                    0.44-4.fc26                                      @fedora                      18 k
 teamd                                             x86_64                    1.27-1.fc26                                      @fedora                     266 k
Removing unused dependencies:
 NetworkManager                                    x86_64                    1:1.8.2-4.fc26                                   @updates                    4.6 M
 NetworkManager-glib                               x86_64                    1:1.8.2-4.fc26                                   @updates                    5.3 M
 anaconda-user-help                                noarch                    26.1-5.fc26                                      @fedora                     574 k
 anaconda-widgets                                  x86_64                    26.21.12-1.fc26                                  @updates                     92 k
 bcache-tools                                      x86_64                    1.0.8-8.fc26                                     @fedora                      85 k
 dmraid                                            x86_64                    1.0.0.rc16-31.fc26                               @fedora                     328 k
 fcoe-utils                                        x86_64                    1.0.32-1.fc26                                    @fedora                     292 k
 glade-libs                                        x86_64                    3.20.0-3.fc26                                    @fedora                     1.9 M
 hfsplus-tools                                     x86_64                    540.1.linux3-12.fc26                             @fedora                     322 k
 iscsi-initiator-utils                             x86_64                                @fedora                     2.4 M
 isomd5sum                                         x86_64                    1:1.1.0-5.fc26                                   @fedora                      53 k
 keybinder3                                        x86_64                    0.3.2-2.fc26                                     @updates                     23 k
 langtable                                         noarch                    0.0.37-1.fc26                                    @fedora                     121 k
 libblockdev                                       x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                    258 k
 libblockdev-btrfs                                 x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     19 k
 libblockdev-crypto                                x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     27 k
 libblockdev-fs                                    x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     43 k
 libblockdev-loop                                  x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     15 k
 libblockdev-lvm                                   x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     39 k
 libblockdev-mdraid                                x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     23 k
 libblockdev-mpath                                 x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     15 k
 libblockdev-swap                                  x86_64                    2.12-1.fc26                                      @updates                     11 k
 libbytesize                                       x86_64                    0.11-1.fc26                                      @fedora                     105 k
 libgnomekbd                                       x86_64                                            @fedora                     600 k
 libndp                                            x86_64                    1.6-2.fc26                                       @fedora                      73 k
 libnl3-cli                                        x86_64                    3.3.0-1.fc26                                     @fedora                     680 k
 libnma                                            x86_64                    1.8.2-4.fc26                                     @updates                    302 k
 libreport-anaconda                                x86_64                    2.9 ...
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answered 2018-05-12 13:31:20 -0600

villykruse gravatar image

You are seeing the effect of autoremove. You should specify --noautoremove to disable that.

dnf --noautoremove erase NetworkManager-wifi

All the entries below the line reading "Removing unused dependencies:" are packages to be removed by autoremove.

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I was more wondering about things like dmraid-events which should have nothing to do with WiFi, but come in the dependent packages list.

hsljo gravatar imagehsljo ( 2018-05-16 19:21:22 -0600 )edit

dmraid-events depends on dmraid which is in the list of no longer needed packages.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-05-16 23:55:37 -0600 )edit

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