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Bug 1467910 - NetworkManager PPTP plugin doesn't work
NetworkManager PPTP plugin doesn't work
Status: ON_QA
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-pptp (Show other bugs)
epel7
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Assigned To: Lubomir Rintel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-05 09:34 EDT by Pavel Roschin
Modified: 2018-10-05 14:47 EDT (History)
8 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.8-1.el7
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Description Pavel Roschin 2017-07-05 09:34:38 EDT
Description of problem:
NetworkManager PPTP plugin from EPEL repository doesn't work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NetworkManager-bluetooth-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-libnm-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-team-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-libreswan-gnome-1.2.4-1.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-adsl-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-wwan-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-pptp-1.1.0-3.20150428git695d4f2.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-tui-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-pptp-gnome-1.1.0-3.20150428git695d4f2.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-wifi-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-libreswan-1.2.4-1.el7.x86_64
NetworkManager-glib-1.4.0-12.el7.x86_64

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install NetworkManager-pptp-gnome from EPEL
2. systemctl restart NetworkManager
3. nm-connection-editor -> Add

Actual results:
Message: vpn: (pptp,/etc/NetworkManager/VPN/nm-pptp-service.name) cannot load legacy-only plugin

Expected results:
PPTP in list of VPN connections.
Comment 1 Paulo Evangelista 2017-08-02 11:08:54 EDT
Same here. PPTP ins't showed in list of VPN connections.
Comment 2 thunder367 2017-11-05 08:09:39 EST
Same.
NetworkManager-pptp                         x86_64                         1:1.1.0-3.20150428git695d4f2.el7
NetworkManager                             x86_64                             1:1.8.0-11.el7_4
NetworkManager-pptp-gnome                       x86_64                       1:1.1.0-3.20150428git695d4f2.el7                         epel

It's critical for me. Please fix it.
Comment 3 Stamatis 2018-01-27 10:35:36 EST
I can confirm the same. Seems it's because its linked with the old libnm-util/libnm-glib and not with libnm. 

As a workaround I downloaded the latest source from gnome ( NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.4.tar.xz ) , compiled it manually and it's working fine.
Comment 4 Trevor Hemsley 2018-08-15 09:05:27 EDT
NetworkManager-pptp hasn't been updated in EPEL7 since 2015 and no longer functions with the current NetworkManager. I would suggest that it should be orphaned and removed if it's not going to get updated. It's currently useless as-is. As a VPN, pptp is pretty useless anyway.
Comment 5 Vinicius Trivinho 2018-10-03 09:40:24 EDT
It is critical for me too and I downloaded the latest source from gnome but can't get it working.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2018-10-04 06:01:43 EDT
NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.8-1.el7 has been submitted as an update to Fedora EPEL 7. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-545d216655
Comment 7 Vinicius Trivinho 2018-10-04 08:51:42 EDT
It worked! Thanks!!
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2018-10-05 14:47:03 EDT
NetworkManager-pptp-1.2.8-1.el7 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 7 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-EPEL-2018-545d216655

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