pptp support on Mini 9

David Ayers ayers at fsfe.org
Sun Jun 14 15:15:22 CDT 2009

Hello Brian,

Am Sonntag, den 14.06.2009, 00:47 -0700 schrieb Brian Lavender:
> I tried adding the pptp support to my mini 9 for Network Manager and it
> ended removing the current network manager package and I was left
> without a network connection. Is there support for pptp through Network
> Manager on the stock Ubuntu 8.04 on my Mini 9?

I currently have a similar issue...

It seems that the package did not get updated for hardy.  The intrepid
package version is called 0.7~~svn20081015t024626-0ubuntu1.8.10.1 which
seems to match the hardy packages of the other network-manager*

I wanted to "apt-get source" the intrepid package an build if for hardy
but "apt-get build-dep network-manager-pptp" brings it all kinds of
gnome development packages and scared me off.

I might try to install the i686 intrepid package but I do hope that
whoever maintains dell-mini.archive.canonical.com could check whether
the intrepid source package could be easily copied/backported to hardy
LTS and have that updated.

Would it help to report this on launchpad?  Does this version mismatch
also exist in Hardy proper?


David Ayers          Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe
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