Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 233961
Package Request: NetworkManager-pptp
Last modified: 2008-12-01 23:15:06 EST
Please include PPTP VPN support in the NetworkManager, the module should be
included in the latest version in SVN
I'd really appreciate this, too.
There is a pptp option for knetworkmanager why not for the Gnome Networkmanager.
I would really appreciate this package as well.
Um, it's there but it's not in the main RPM.
yum install knetworkmanager-pptp
Oh, i see what you're saying. You want the gnome client.
It hasn't been packaged yet, but it's not something that will be part of the NM
package itself. And I personally don't use so it's not something I'd work on.
But anyone is free to create a package and submit it to Fedora.
*** Bug 244556 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Re-opening and assigning to nobody. If someone wants to pick this up, they are
more than welcome to do so.
Hi! I made an initial attempt to package the thing:
Spec file: http://people.redhat.com/lkundrak/SPECS/NetworkManager-ppp_vpn.spec
If you have a short look at the NetworkManager-ppp_vpn-0.7.0-hacks.patch you'll
notice that THE PACKAGE IS NOT YET FUNCTIONAL, I just added it so that it
builds. I did not test any functionality and I suspect that at least resolver
and routes won't set up correctly.
I'd be very glad if anyone picked this up and fixed the outstanding issues, or
maybe just asked upstream for some small help. I'm probably not the right person
to do that, maybe I'll try to fix that unless someone else does. Thanks!
I would appreciate this very much too. Many users connecting to work from home
A colleague of mine uses Ubuntu, and this works from Ubuntu with
networkmanager-pptp. A package is provided and istallable via APT. Hopefully
there is a solution for Fedora as well that could be used from F9.
Anyone, please pick it and fix :)
This is one of the most outstanding bugs that keeps me to come back to Fedora
(the 9.0 release looks to be awesome!) from Ubuntu. Sadly my university network
also requires pptp.
Lubomir: what's the issue? is the pptp plugin not yet ported to NM 0.7? I have
not looked at this closely myself but on Ubuntu (still on NM 0.6.x) this "just
worked" in the last few releases.
Last time I checked it was the "not ported yet" thing.
(In reply to comment #12)
> Last time I checked it was the "not ported yet" thing.
This is too bad :(
I have checked SVN and it looks like the pptp plugin is not really maintained
upstream. Did so much change from 0.6.5 -> 0.7 that it is nontrivial to port?
I have tried to make some sense of the OpenVPN->0.7 port (svn diff --revision
2951:2952) but it really seems to be quite a bit :(
To make things worse, there are many whitespace changes as well, making the diff
harder to understand.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
As indicated by the upstream devs:
current svn head now has a compatible pptp plugin. Can we get this into the
As can be read here at the link below, Dan Williams has ported this plugin to the 0.7 API so I would *really* appreciate it if this plugin were shipped. Preferably as soon as possible :)
I tried to just build the stuff and didn't get anywhere so I'm afraid I can't be much help.
To Lubomir Kundrak: the links in your comments #8 and #10 are redirected to v3.sk/~lkundra and end up 404. Mind fixing those links so that the files are available?
Found this bug report via Google. I am in need of a pptp plugin for NetworkManager since everything is about NetworkManager in F9. pptpconfig gets the job done. But I am interested in this.
Is there anything that I can do to assist with this? Does the spec file work/not work?
Arthur, thank you for offering to help out! Which spec file? Afaict there is no spec file available. The links to the SRPMs in comment #8 en #10 are dead so not very helpful. I tried to build the pptp part of NetworkManager from svn trunk but got many errors (mostly header file related) which I don't know how to fix. I did just find an old SRPM that might be useful although it's based on the obsolete 0.6.x version:
I've tried NetworkManager-pptp from the testing repository and it works! :)
(except some difficulties: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552190)
This exists now.