+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #498589 +++
Description of problem:
Network manager, as installed by default in Fedora 10, doesn't have the vpn component installed. However network manager still shows the VPN tab but with the Add... button greyed out.
There is no indication to the user that this is because the appropriate NetworkManager component is not installed and it took a lot of searching on the web to discover this was the case.
The VPN tab be replaced with a panel saying "Install one of the vpn network manager packages to use this functionality" (or similar) if the appropriate package components are not installed to use that tab. At the moment as the tab is fully populated with buttons it looks like a configuration / permission problem that a VPN connection cannot be added.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on NetworkManager icon
2. Select VPN tab
All buttons are greyed out and cannot be clicked on, no indication of how to remedy this situation.
Some indication of what I need to do to get the buttons enabled, ideally a "click here to install", but a simple piece of text telling me to install a NetworkManager vpn component would be a great help!
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2009-05-02 04:54:17 EDT ---
Reporter, thanks for filling this bug.
It looks like more than a enhancement request. Therefore I changed the title to
reflect the enhancement request.
Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2009-05-07 14:52:43 EDT ---
*** Bug 480354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The upstream patch is 0330ecae2eec0d4dfccd57921f1992b8e245e2da
It adds a tooltip for greyed "Add" button, telling the user that he should
install a VPN plugin in order to be able to configure VPN connections.
This is a simple and self-contained change.
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.