nm-applet requires gnome?

hi all,

i'm trying to install NetworkManager on a slackintosh (ppc-port of
slackware) installation, with xfce but not gnome installed. NetworkManager
itself compiled and installed fine, provided (of course) that i configure
it with --without-gnome.

i then went looking for nm-applet, but found it wasn't there. eventually, i
found a changelog entry that mentioned it was now in a separate SVN module,
after which i quickly found the 0.6.5 sources on the gnome ftp
server. (TBH, i think it would be a good idea to mention this fact in the
README or INSTALL of NetworkManager.)

however, running configure fails with a message about gconf not being
found. in this case, configuring with --without-gnome has no effect.

from what i understand, NetworkManager needs nm-applet to be useful at
all. so does this mean that NM no longer aims to be agnostic about the
desktop-environment it's running under, or is there another way to use NM,
i.e. without nm-applet?



Joost Kremers, PhD
University of Frankfurt
Institute for Cognitive Linguistics
Grüneburgplatz 1
60629 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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