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Re: [CentOS] CentOS 7.5 (1804) and NetworkManager

Gnome's control-center now requires NetworkManager-wifi. But it's only a
soft requirement, no shared libs involved.

To keep your workstation NM-free, you want to install a dummy package
that provides NetworkManager-wifi but actually contains nothing, ideally
before updating to 7.5. Here's a script to create such a dummy:
<a href="https://github.com/larsks/fakeprovide" title="https://github.com/larsks/fakeprovide">https://github.com/larsks/fakeprovide</a>

If you do this, control-center shows a sad face and some text (Oops,
blah, blah, ...) in the WiFi tab. Just the same you always got in the
network tab without NM. That's all.

-M.