Please backport modemmanager 0.6.0.0.really-0ubuntu1 (main) from quantal

Bug #1076981 reported by Marius B. Kotsbak
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Bug Description

Please backport modemmanager 0.6.0.0.really-0ubuntu1 (main) from quantal to precise.

Reason for the backport:
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Precise is a LTS release, and support and bugfixes for a lot of new modems are only added to 0.6 versions.

Testing:
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Mark off items in the checklist [X] as you test them, but please leave the checklist so that backporters can quickly evaluate the state of testing.

You can test-build the backport in your PPA with backportpackage:
$ backportpackage -u ppa:<lp username>/<ppa name> -s quantal -d precise modemmanager

* precise:
[X] Package builds without modification
[ ] modemmanager-dbg installs cleanly and runs
[ ] modemmanager installs cleanly and runs

Reverse dependencies:
=====================
The following reverse-dependencies need to be tested against the new version of modemmanager. For reverse-build-dependencies (-Indep), please test that the package still builds against the new modemmanager. For reverse-dependencies, please test that the version of the package currently in the release still works with the new modemmanager installed. Reverse- Recommends, Suggests, and Enhances don't need to be tested, and are listed for completeness-sake.

modemmanager-dbg
----------------

modemmanager
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* python-jarabe-0.84
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sucrose-0.90
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Depends)
* ofono
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Conflicts)
* python-jarabe-0.90
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sucrose-0.88
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Depends)
* python-jarabe-0.88
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* network-manager
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sugar-tools-0.90
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sugar-session-0.90
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* lubuntu-desktop
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sugar-session-0.84
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sugar-tools-0.84
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* wader-core
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Conflicts)
* sugar-session-0.88
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* sugar-tools-0.88
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Recommends)
* prepaid-manager-applet
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Depends)
* sucrose-0.84
  [ ] precise (Reverse-Depends)

A workaround could be to use this PPA instead: https://launchpad.net/~network-manager/+archive/trunk

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hbchoong (hbchoong) wrote :

Can this request or later revisions of modemmanager at this stage proceed in its process to be backported? It is hoped someone can finally help action this support request... thanks.

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hbchoong (hbchoong) wrote :

Please refer #1351935

description: updated
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Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Backported packages have been built here: https://launchpad.net/~mariusko/+archive/ubuntu/network-manager-backports/+packages

Anyone having a Precise (12.04) installation, please try to add the PPA and update/upgrade, reboot and post the results of:

"apt-cache policy modemmanager" and "apt-cache policy network-manager" and if network operations works.

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Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

hbchoong, are you able to test this?

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hbchoong (hbchoong) wrote : Re: [Bug 1076981] Re: Please backport modemmanager 0.6.0.0.really-0ubuntu1 (main) from quantal

Hi Marius - Truly appreciate your efforts looking into this! I'd love to
help out but will need guidance to proceed to test this as I'm no expert
and haven't done so before, sorry.

Just let me know how - particularly if I can fully restore the system
back to its current state after, as its my only main working system I'm
dependent on.
(Also if network operation fails, how do I revert?)

On 18/08/14 06:58, Marius B. Kotsbak wrote:
> hbchoong, are you able to test this?
>

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Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Please look at the documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Adding_PPAs

There is a tool called ppa-purge to remove a ppa with its packages. As this is a backport of only modemmanager, it is not very likely that it will affect other types of connections like wifi.

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hbchoong (hbchoong) wrote :

I don't think I have the test systems or skills necessary to be able to
understand and test this adequately (hence my reliance solely on
LTS-tested versions). Unfortunately I am also fully dependent on
modemmanager working (no wifi), so unless I can fully revert to a
pre-test state without internet connectivity, I am afraid I will be
pretty useless here. Meantime, I will try to get hold of a test system
but it might take quite a while.

Would anyone out there be able to help out with the required tests please?

On 20/08/14 01:21, Marius B. Kotsbak wrote:
> Please look at the documentation:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Adding_PPAs
>
> There is a tool called ppa-purge to remove a ppa with its packages. As
> this is a backport of only modemmanager, it is not very likely that it
> will affect other types of connections like wifi.
>

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Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Well, what you can do in that case is to download the modemmanager package from here first: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/modemmanager (i386 or amd64). Then if the test fails, you will be able to revert by running in a terminal "dpkg -i modemmanager_xxx.deb" without a network connection.

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in.

Changed in precise-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
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