Modem scripts replaced by eg25-manager by apt-get dist-upgrade
#1
Today I ran apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade and noticed the following in the output:

Code:
Selecting previously unselected package eg25-manager.
dpkg: considering removing pinephone-modem-scripts in favour of eg25-manager ...
dpkg: yes, will remove pinephone-modem-scripts in favour of eg25-manager

Unpacking eg25-manager (0.1.1-1) ...
...
Setting up eg25-manager (0.1.1-1) ...

Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/eg25-manager.service → /lib/systemd/system/eg25-manager.service.

Is this something that is supposed to happen? After rebooting the phone, modem exhibited the same behavior as before - after about 20-30 seconds a 3G signal is indicated, about 10 or 15  minutes later it switches over to 4G. A test call worked OK.
#2
Sometimes reading the source code of both can solve a lot of questions.
https://gitlab.com/mobian1/devices/pinep...em-scripts
https://gitlab.com/mobian1/devices/eg25-manager

Looking at the programming/scripting languages used and how the code itself looks like, my guess is that pinephone-modem-scripts was just a simple script to get around the propertary driver, while eg25-manager is the actual open source replacement.
It happens sometimes within the Linux community when there are only propertary drivers for certain hardware, workarounds or official drivers are being shipped until there's an open source version to replace that.

Basically if it's all working fine (or better), then there's nothing really to be worried about.

Edit:
Here's a more accurate answer:
https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12511
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#3
Thanks, I figured it was something like that, just wanted to make sure. Since most of what I want to use the Pinephone for is working it's easy to forget that the software is still alpha and likely to experience major changes.


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