Introduction to NetworkManager Applet

The NetworkManager Applet provides a tool and a panel applet used to configure wired and wireless network connections through GUI. It's designed for use with any desktop environment that uses GTK+ like Xfce and LXDE.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

NetworkManager Applet Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.30, ISO Codes-3.79, libsecret-0.18.6, libnotify-0.7.7, and NetworkManager-1.12.2


Required (Runtime)



GC-7.6.4 (for linker garbage collection), gnome-bluetooth-3.28.2, mobile-broadband-provider-info (runtime), and Jansson (for the team configuration editor)

User Notes:

Installation of NetworkManager Applet

Install NetworkManager Applet by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Dselinux=false   \
      -Dteam=false      \
      -Dmobile_broadband_provider_info=false .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Denable-team=false: This switch disables the team configuration editor since it requires Jansson which is not currently in BLFS.

-Denable-selinux=false: This switch forcibly disables SELinux support since it is not currently in BLFS and the build will fail without it.

-Dmobile_broadband_provider_info=false: This switch forcibly disables Mobile Broadband Provider support because it is not currently available in BLFS.

-Denable-wwan=false: This switch disables WWAN support. Use this if you do not have ModemManager-1.8.0 installed.

-Dintrospection=false: Use this if you do not have gobject-introspection-1.56.1 installed.

-Dgtk_doc=false: Use this if you do not have GTK-Doc-1.28 installed.


Installed Programs: nm-applet and nm-connection-editor
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/{libnma,libnm-gtk}, /usr/share/gtk-doc/libnma

Short Descriptions


allows users to view and edit network connection settings.

contains internal functions for the Network Manager GTK+ Interface.

contains the NetworkManager GTK+ bindings.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 16:17:00 -0700