gnome-control-center autonomously uninstalling

Bug #1819497 reported by dbclinton on 2019-03-11
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Over the last couple of weeks gnome-control-center has autonomously uninstalled (or perhaps just disabled) twice: once as I uninstalled wpa_supplicant, and the second time when I uninstalled NetworkManager (and installed WICD instead). In both cases, trying to run gnome-control-center from either the GUI or from the CLI failed (giving me a not installed error in the CLI), Simply installing using apt install gnome-control-center fixed it.
I'm fairly certain that this isn't supposed to happen.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.28.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-46.49-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Mar 11 13:51:27 2019
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-05-27 (287 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dbclinton (dbclin) wrote :
dbclinton (dbclin) wrote :

These are the commands I used to cause the bug:

1st time:
sudo apt purge wpasupplicant

2nd time:
sudo apt install wicd-gtk
sudo apt remove network-manager-gnome network-manager

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. It's not a bug though, gnome-control-center depends on network-manager since it's using it as a service and going to fail to work if that one is missing.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
dbclinton (dbclin) wrote :

Ok, thanks. It still feels like rather odd behavior.

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