Bug 863111 - more or less completely nonfunctional
more or less completely nonfunctional
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager-openvpn (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-04 09:07 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-01-09 04:18:44 EST
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Description Bill Nottingham 2012-10-04 09:07:58 EDT
Description of problem:

1) It starts, connects, but on the first attempt to actually use the connection:

Oct  4 09:01:26 nostromo nm-openvpn[2346]: SIGTERM[hard,] received, process exiting

2) Once this happens, it refuses to even try to reconnect until reboot:

Oct  4 09:01:32 nostromo NetworkManager[1373]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' started (org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.openvpn), PID 2550
Oct  4 09:01:32 nostromo NetworkManager[1373]: <info> VPN service 'openvpn' appeared; activating connections
Oct  4 09:01:32 nostromo NetworkManager[1373]: <error> [1349355692.844582] [nm-vpn-connection.c:1405] get_secrets_cb(): Failed to request VPN secrets #2: (6) No agents were available for this request.

Bouncing either NM or the shell just makes it worse - bouncing the shell drops the VPN bits of the menu entirely; bouncing NM shows multiple copies of each device in the menu (still without bringing the VPN menu back.)

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt to use it
Actual results:

Wailing, gnashing of teeth, lamentations, misery due to inability to connect.

Expected results:

Wailing, gnashing of teeth, lamentations, misery due to e-mail received over working VPN.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2012-10-04 09:37:42 EDT
I tried with NetworkManager-openvpn-; it lasted ~15 minutes before dying with SIGTERM instead of falling over immediately. Other than that, it's the same (refuses to reconnect with secrets failure, etc.)
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2012-12-20 12:12:48 EST
Is this a dup of bug #848217?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2012-12-20 14:01:48 EST
Connecting to it works these days. I haven't tried creating new ones.
Comment 4 Jirka Klimes 2013-01-08 08:43:21 EST
Bill, do you still see some issues?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2013-01-08 17:12:05 EST
No, it works now for me.
Comment 6 Jirka Klimes 2013-01-09 04:18:44 EST
OK, I'm closing this then.
However, I should note there is a problem in gnome-shell's secret agent not re-registering itself with NM when NM is restarted, which causes that VPN doesn't work - bug 888068.

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