[Exherbo-dev] Why is kde-workspace depending on net-apps/NetworkManager[>=0.7.0&<0.9]?

Maciej Grela maciej.grela at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 12:05:13 UTC 2012

2012/9/5 Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>:
> On 5 September 2012 09:00, Maciej Grela <maciej.grela at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've recently installed exherbo after being a long-time Gentoo user
>> and I must say I like it a lot more :). However, during a recent
>> update I discovered a puzzling fact. When I ran 'cave resolve -zx
>> world' to update my system cave ended up suggesting a downgrade of
>> networkmanager from to I tracked it down to the
>> kde-workspace package having the following requirement in DEPENDENCIES
>> (in kde-workspace.exlib):
>>         networkmanager? ( net-apps/NetworkManager[>=0.7.0&<0.9] )
>> Why is the NetworkManager version restricted in this way? I suspected
>> some incompatibility but I've googled for some time and I couldn't
>> find any mention of it. Also, I'm running now kde-workspace-4.8.5 and
>> NetworkManager-0.9.6 and it seems to work OK. Can anyone tell me what
>> is the reason for this dependency to disallow having together
>> kde-workspace-4.* and networkmanager-0.9*?
> As of 4.6.3, it seems that only 0.7.* and 0.8.* were supported in the
> default branch of solid: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271289
> I'm not sure if this has changed since (and thus the exheres dep needs
> to be updated) or if it's still the case.

I have just compiled kde-workspace-4.9.0 against NetworkManager.-0.9
without any problems.

Best regards,
Maciej Grela

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