modemmanager needs to be added to the Lubuntu default loadout

Bug #967132 reported by teh603 on 2012-03-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Medium
Julien Lavergne

Bug Description

On an install of the Lubuntu Pangolin beta, the package modemmanager is missing from the default loadout. This causes networkmanager to be unable to manage mobile broadband connections. There should be enough room to install modemmanager considering Lubuntu still includes a basic games package in its .iso.

Anyway, manually installing modemmanager in synaptic lets networkmanager to handle mobile broadband connections. The thing is, an "average user" might not have the foresight to install this tiny package and thus could end up in a sudden bind when their mobile broadband connection never becomes available. It could also cause trouble if a user is doing an installation where mobile broadband is the only form of internet connection available. In such a case, modemmanager is impossible to install because the network connections that depend upon it are unavailable.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: modemmanager 0.5.2.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.33-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 28 08:19:52 2012
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: modemmanager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

teh603 (darth-giles) wrote :
Julien Lavergne (gilir) on 2012-03-28
affects: modemmanager (Ubuntu) → lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Julien Lavergne (gilir)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lubuntu-meta - 0.36

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lubuntu-meta (0.36) precise; urgency=low

  * Refreshed dependencies
  * Added modemmanager to desktop-recommends (LP: #967132)
  * Added xterm to desktop-recommends (LP: #957749)
 -- Julien Lavergne <email address hidden> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:19:03 +0200

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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