installing ubuntu-desktop package on ubuntu-server breaks wlan-config in netplan

Bug #1735979 reported by Oliver Rath on 2017-12-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
nplan (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing Ubuntu 17.10 server uses netplan for wlan-configuration, if the wlan-device is the primary device.

After this, installing the ubuntu-desktop package leaves the netplan-config untouched, so that the graphical wlan search is unsuccessfull.

After deleting the netplan-file in /etc/netplan/ or setting it to

  version: 2
  renderer: NetworkManager

the graphical wlan search works without further problems.

Im not sure, where is the best place to repair this issue.

- using network-manager also in server environment
- replacing netplan-file while installing ubuntu-desktop
- adding some extra config in netplan-directory, so the network-manager support is additive (is this possible?)
- remove the netplan-config while installing ubuntu-desktop

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Oliver Rath (spooch) on 2017-12-04
affects: ubuntu → nplan (Ubuntu)
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