Bug 219003 - NetworkManager-vpnc missing from RHEL 5
NetworkManager-vpnc missing from RHEL 5
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
: FutureFeature
: 220076 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 227613
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Reported: 2006-12-08 19:47 EST by Russell Harrison
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-19 19:01:08 EDT
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Description Russell Harrison 2006-12-08 19:47:02 EST
Description of problem:
In fact there doesn't seem to be a VPN client of any type in RHEL-5.  Obviously
any client working away from their office will need a secure connection method.
 The various vpn pluggins to NetworkManager are the obvious (and most user
friendly) way to accomplish this.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2006-12-18 14:43:25 EST
*** Bug 220076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-02-27 12:05:18 EST
All these packages are in Fedora/extras (both vpnc and NM-vpnc). Planned
solution for this problem is EPEL (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/), which
is worked on, and currently you can just add Extras repo to your
/etc/yum.repos.d -- see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/UsingExtras (not
sure about changes in support of your RHEL, but it shouldn't affect you AFAIK).
Comment 3 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-03-21 19:23:09 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-05-18 18:46:25 EDT
Just that comment 2 is wrong -- you can just add Extras to RHEL 5, because
pretty soon (at least with release of FC7) Fedora Extras will be out of sync
with RHEL libraries.
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2007-05-18 19:08:50 EDT
s/you can/you cannot/
oh well
Comment 6 Daniel Riek 2007-05-19 18:42:32 EDT
vpnc is not officially supported by cisco and not in RHEL. Therefore
NetworkManager-vpnc can not be in RHEL. It would qualify for EPEL, I think.
Someone would need to drive that in the community.

Comment 8 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-05-19 19:01:08 EDT
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request. 

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