Comment 57 for bug 121487

Jmac (jiri-macku-centrum) wrote :

Since the bug in the source code is just in string, there is simpler way how to fix it without building from source code - direct hack of bin file by using xxd utility. Follow instructions to do so:

1) xxd /usr/bin/gnome-ppp hexdump
2) modifications in hexdump file (valid for gutsy distro)

original file:
000cb20: 2e00 2d2d 3e20 5374 6172 7469 6e67 2070 ..--> Starting p
000cb30: 7070 6400 5374 6172 7469 6e67 2070 7070 ppd.Starting ppp

modified file:
2e00 5374 6172 7469 6e67 2070 7070 6400 ..Starting pppd.
0000 0000 5374 6172 7469 6e67 2070 7070 ....Starting ppp

3) xxd -r hexdump gnome-ppp-patch
4) sudo cp gnome-ppp-patch /usr/bin/gnome-ppp

Jmac