ANN: ModemManager 1.17.900 (1.18-rc1) released

Aleksander Morgado aleksander at
Mon Aug 9 21:53:53 UTC 2021

Hey hey!

This is the first release candidate for the next 1.18 stable version. Please refer to the NEWS file for the full list of updates in this version:

The following notes are directed to package maintainers:

  * This version now requires:
    ** glib2 >= 2.56
    ** libgudev >= 232
    ** libmbim >= 1.26.0 (for the optional MBIM support)
    ** libqmi >= 1.30.0 (for the optional QMI support)
    ** libqrtr-glib >= 1.0.0 (for the optional QRTR support)

  * The ModemManager.service file for systemd integration provided in the sources is updated as follows:
    ** 'CAP_NET_ADMIN' is now required in the 'CapabilityBoundingSet' field.
    ** 'AF_NETLINK' and 'AF_QIPCRTR' are now required in the 'RestrictAddressFamilies' field.
    If the system where ModemManager is being integrated provides a custom systemd service configuration, these updates should be considered.

  * The LEGACY and PARANOID filter types that were allowed options in the '--filter-policy' option in the ModemManager daemon were deprecated in version 1.16.0 and have now been completely removed, along with the vid:pid blacklist of devices and the vid:pid greylist of RS232<->USB adapters.

  * Building from git no longer requires autoconf-archive, the needed AX_ macros are now shipped inside m4/.


Download here:

Verify it:
     $ sha256sum ModemManager-1.17.900.tar.xz
     eeacc2464af47d537044664b81913e2db6bc78c45a4d4c07fff7275ef9b66c2b  ModemManager-1.17.900.tar.xz
     $ gpg --verify ModemManager-1.17.900.tar.xz.asc ModemManager-1.17.900.tar.xz

Please report bugs either to:
     modemmanager-devel at

Or to gitlab:


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