[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#585906: network-manager-pptp-gnome: upgrade from lenny to squeeze breaks VPN connections

Marcos Marado marcos.marado at sonae.com
Mon Jun 14 19:54:01 UTC 2010

Package: network-manager-pptp-gnome
Version: 0.8-2
Severity: important

Sorry is the Severity of this bug isn't what it should, even if I think it
should be considered release critical.

While updating everything related with network manager from lenny to squeeze
(network-manager 0.8 and also network-manager-pptp-gnome 0.8), the upgrade
seems to work well, but I cannot connect to the configured pptp VPN anymore: if
I choose the VPN a notification appears stating that "The VPN service was
invalid". I thought "OK, the config file wasn't migrated or it failed to
migrate properly" and decided to edit it to see what's wrong. Trying to do so,
however, shows another error message:

Could not find VPN plugin service for

Searching for that string on the web showed that I was not the only one seeing
this upgrade breakage happening[1]. As in that case, creating a new VPN
connection worked well.

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/networkmanager-list@gnome.org/msg13001.html is
    an example.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-bpo.5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages network-manager-pptp-gnome depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.30.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.10.2-9          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2              1.8.10-4          The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.24-1          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.86-1            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1         2.8.0-2           generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.9-4.1         FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.28.1-3          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0            1:2.6.2-1         library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.1-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0      2.22.3-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.20.1-1          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnm-glib-vpn1        0.8-1             network management framework (GLib
ii  libnm-glib2            0.8-1             network management framework (GLib
ii  libnm-util1            0.8-1             network management framework (shar
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.24.0-3+b1       Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libxml2                2.7.7.dfsg-2      GNOME XML library
ii  network-manager-pptp   0.8-2             network management framework (PPTP
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

network-manager-pptp-gnome recommends no packages.

network-manager-pptp-gnome suggests no packages.

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