[Freedombox-discuss] Plinth v0.10.0 released

Sunil Mohan Adapa sunil at medhas.org
Sun Aug 28 19:38:30 UTC 2016

On 08/29/2016 12:21 AM, A. F. Cano wrote:[...]
>  how-can-i-help: Unable to resolve your $HOME directory - cannot
>  continue.
>  Log ended: 2016-08-28  00:06:08
> So it looks like removing the packages themselves is actually working,
> but "resolve your $HOME directory" is what is returning the error code
> that is causing the error messages in the web page log.

Thank you for the investigation and detailed report.

how-can-i-help is a trigger that is run after all the operations to show
potential contributors the list of Debian packages looking for help.
This error should not have any consequences to the operation of FreedomBox.

> So, how can I make network manager handle ppp automatically?  And
> what needs to be done so that plinth displays the status of the ppp
> connection properly, and it can be activated/deactivated from the web
> interface?

We need to understand if network manager has support for this kind of
device.  The best way check is to plug the device into a desktop system
and get it working with network manager.  Network manager community
might help with this.  It already has support for many types of phones
and networks.  If it can be configured that way, looking at the
connection file in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ will tell us
all we need to know about the connection.  This connection file can be
transfered (perhaps with some modifications) to your FreedomBox to make
network-manager manage the connection.

Once network manager has support, having Plinth manage this from web
interface is a matter of writing some web forms for configuration input
and status display.

> Thanks for any hints.  While "sudo pon cell" works from ssh, it would be
> nice if netwrok manager could handle the starts and restarts
> automatically.

If and when network manager supports type of connection, it can be
trusted to handle these tasks of starting and managing process and
handling errors.  Chances are that it will do it well.


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