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Bug 621636 - gnome-extra/nm-applet has IUSE=...modemmanager while net-misc/networkmanager has IUSE=...+modemmanager
Summary: gnome-extra/nm-applet has IUSE=...modemmanager while net-misc/networkmanager ...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-06-12 21:23 UTC by Mark Dominik Bürkle
Modified: 2020-06-08 15:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Mark Dominik Bürkle 2017-06-12 21:23:06 UTC
nm-applet is only used if NetworkManager is used, too.

So, in my opinion, it would make sense to follow the IUSE flags of NetworkManager in nm-applet regarding the modemmanager USE flag,

in 1.4.6-r2.ebuild:
IUSE="+introspection +modemmanager teamd"

in 1.8.0-r1.ebuild:
IUSE="+introspection gcr +modemmanager selinux teamd"

Kind regards,
Comment 1 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2017-06-18 15:52:17 UTC

commit 5c044587dc552a4b6028325c1cacec97f23a10ff
Author: Mike Gilbert <>
Date:   Sun Jun 18 11:51:04 2017 -0400

    gnome-extra/nm-applet: enable modemmanager by default
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.6_p7, Repoman-2.3.2_p75

 gnome-extra/nm-applet/nm-applet-1.4.6-r1.ebuild | 2 +-
 gnome-extra/nm-applet/nm-applet-1.8.0.ebuild    | 2 +-
 gnome-extra/nm-applet/nm-applet-1.8.2.ebuild    | 2 +-
 3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Comment 2 Ulrich Müller gentoo-dev 2020-06-08 13:00:12 UTC
nm-applet-1.16.0 has lost the IUSE default again. Therefore reopening, as discussed with leio on IRC.

<@leio> ulm: but maybe it could be a better name for the USE flag in general.
<@leio> like wwan, as it's called upstream for nm-applet