gnome-base/gnome-core-apps pulls in nm-applet, even if the networkmanager use flag is set to disabled.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. euse -D networkmanager
2. emerge -a gnome-base/gnome-core-apps
nm-applet gets pulled in
Since gnome-core-apps is just meta-package no networkmanager related package should be pulled in.
There is, of course the package.provided workaround.
> (In reply to comment #0)
> Since gnome-core-apps is just meta-package no networkmanager related package
> should be pulled in.
gnome-shell requires networkmanager by upstream decision, so the vast majority of gnome-3 users will need to install networkmanager regardless. However, for those users who are running a different desktop environment, or who want a fallback-only system without gnome-shell, it makes sense to provide an option to disable nm-applet in the gnome-core-apps meta.
> 05 Jan 2012; Alexandre Rostovtsev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Add networkmanager USE flag, enabled by default, to make nm-applet optional
> (bug #397635, thanks to Gert Wollny for reporting).