Bug 1404598 - [RFE] Split NetworkManager PPP support into a separate package
Summary: [RFE] Split NetworkManager PPP support into a separate package
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Beniamino Galvani
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Ioanna Gkioka
Depends On:
Blocks: 1393481 1428422
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-12-14 08:38 UTC by Beniamino Galvani
Modified: 2017-08-01 09:22 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: NetworkManager-1.8.0-0.2.git20170215.1d40c5f4.el7
Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
PPP support is now moved into a separate package With this update, the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) support is moved into a separate, optional _NetworkManager-ppp_ package. As a result, the dependency chain of *NetworkManager* is smaller and it is possible to limit the number of installed packages. Note that to configure PPP settings, you must make sure that the _NetworkManager-ppp_ package is installed.
Clone Of:
: 1428422 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2017-08-01 09:22:07 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 773482 0 None None None 2016-12-14 08:38:07 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:2299 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: NetworkManager and libnl3 security, bug fix and enhancement update 2017-08-01 12:40:28 UTC

Description Beniamino Galvani 2016-12-14 08:38:08 UTC
At the moment the main NM package has a hard dependency on pppd, which
pulls in a lot of other dependent packages.

It would be better to move the PPP support into a NM plugin that can
be loaded dynamically when needed, and ship the plugin in a separate,
optional package.

Comment 1 Beniamino Galvani 2016-12-14 13:29:28 UTC
Feature now available upstream (see GNOME bugzilla entry).

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 09:22:07 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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