prevent-networkmanager - Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of NetworkManager

Property Value
Distribution Debian Sid
Repository WTF amd64
Package filename prevent-networkmanager_51_all.deb
Package name prevent-networkmanager
Package version 51
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category metapackages
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 7.34 KB
Installed size 48.00 KB
This metapackage ensures that NetworkManager is not installed on your
computer. NetworkManager is GNOME’s bloaty and often misbehaving way
to take over the control over a computers network card. If you have a
machine with a permanent wired network connection, you want to avoid
that NetworkManager decides to disconnect your computer from the
network, e.g. during (security-) upgrades of the network-manager
package. Or because you have chosen to like the wrong version of
arping. Even with wireless networks, it is often easier to just
configure /etc/network/interfaces properly. Avoid NM if you have
any kind of networking trouble and/or a setup that is more complex
than “just either one wired *or* one wireless (road-warrior) uplink
and no other connections”.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prevent-networkmanager_51_all.deb 51 all WTF
prevent-networkmanager - - -


Name Value
network-manager -
network-manager-gnome -


Type URL
Binary Package prevent-networkmanager_51_all.deb
Source Package mirabilos-support

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb {DISTRO_URL} sid wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install prevent-networkmanager deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install prevent-networkmanager

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