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dependency problem on Kubuntu

Reported by Stéphane Brunner on 2007-07-03
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #151867: vpn pptp on Kubuntu is not available. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

I'm on Kubuntu 7.04.
- I install the package network-manager-pptp
- I select Knetworkmanager (icon) - VPN Connexion - Configure the VPN network
=> nothing :(
- I install the package network-manager-gnome
- I select Knetworkmanager (icon) - VPN Connexion - Configure the VPN network
=> the VPN connection panel will open :)

A dependency is probably missing.

PS : sorry for my poor English, all the themes will not be exact because I'm in French !

Changed in network-manager-pptp:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in network-manager-pptp:
assignee: nobody → schwitzd
Daniel Schwitzgebel (schwitzd) wrote :

Version 0.6.5+svn2595-0ubuntu1 (Gutsy) introduced new dependencies. Could you please check if this bug is still present?

kaouete (kaouete) wrote :

Hi,

in this last version the menu are ok, but when i select pptp or ppp, i get the message :
There is no configuration interface for the VPN service pptp installed. Please check your installation.

For openvpn it works.

I have :
ii network-manager 0.6.5-0ubuntu10 network management framework daemon
ii network-manager-kde 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu4 KDE systray applet for controlling NetworkManager
ii network-manager-openvpn 0.3.2svn2342-1ubuntu2 network management framework (OpenVPN plugin)
ii network-manager-pptp 0.6.5+svnhead2574-0ubuntu1 network management framework (PPTP plugin)
ii network-manager-vpnc 0.6.4svn2422-0ubuntu3 network management framework (VPNC plugin)

dentaku65 (dentaku65) wrote :

I can confirm this issue on Gutsy, packages installed:

network-manager Version: 0.6.5-0ubuntu11
network-manager-kde Version: 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu4
network-manager-openvpn Version: 0.3.2svn2342-1ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp Version: 0.6.5+svnhead2574-0ubuntu1
network-manager-vpnc Version: 0.6.4svn2422-0ubuntu3

There is no configuration interface for the VPN service pptp installed, when I choose pptp connection in the options.

Jeff (jeff.v) wrote :

This is still an issue. The KNetworkManager dialog allows configuration for service types OpenVPN and VPNC. Option ppp says "no configuration interface found", and no option appears in the list at all for PPTP.

Package info is as follows (Gutsy 64-bit):

network-manager 0.6.5-0ubuntu12
network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu9
network-manager-kde 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu4
network-manager-openvpn 0.3.2svn2342-1ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp 0.6.5+svnhead2574-0ubuntu1
network-manager-vpnc 0.6.4svn2422-0ubuntu3

dentaku65 (dentaku65) wrote :

The problem is still present. I think is a big problem because KVpnc does not work Knetworkmanager and of course the KNetworkManager dialog allows configuration for service types OpenVPN and VPNC. Options ppp and PPTP says "no configuration interface found".

Package info is as follows (Gutsy 32-bit):

network-manager Version: 0.6.5-0ubuntu14
network-manager-gnome Version: 0.6.5-0ubuntu9
network-manager-kde Version: 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu5
network-manager-openvpn Version: 0.3.2svn2342-1ubuntu2
network-manager-pptp Version: 0.6.5+svnhead2574-0ubuntu1
network-manager-vpnc Version: 0.6.4svn2422-0ubuntu3

Jens Bremmekamp (nem75) wrote :

The problem persists. You're about to release a Kubuntu with no way to graphically configure access to a VPN network based on the protocol (sadly) still used in most commercial environments. Any word from above?

Package info see post before this. Using Gutsy 32 bit nightly build from 2007-10-11.

Jens Bremmekamp (nem75) wrote :

Possible workaround:

1) install network-manager-gnome (if you haven't already)
2) run nm-applet
3) use the Gnome network manager applet to configure your pptp VPN connection
4) close nm-applet and restart knetworkmanager

If you don't have the VPN connection showing up in knetworkmanager by then, go ahead and try a reboot. I'm not exactly sure when the connection showed up, but eventually it did and worked flawlessly so far.

I try the Gustry release yesterday an I confirm the problem :(

Terry Bohaning (tbohaning) wrote :

One thing that I have noticed is that under KDE the service is referred to as PPP, but under Gnome it's PPTP. My Kbuntu install can't find the configuration interface. Could it be looking for the wrong interface type?

"There is no configuration interface for the VPN service ppp installed. Please check your installation."

Vangelis Tasoulas (cyberang3l) wrote :

The same problem exists here.
Kubuntu gutsy amd64.

Alex Zhang (ctrl-space-enter) wrote :

having the same issue here.

Kubuntu gutsy,
kernel 2.6.22-14 generic
kde 3.5.8

hasi (whynot-nurfuerspam) wrote :

same here on a freshly installed, official release version of kubuntu Gutsy, downloaded 2007-10-18.

The workaround pointed out by nem75 nicely works. Thanks!

Panda_N_Shark (codedmind) wrote :

I there,

I have gutsy instaled, ubuntu version, have pptp and vpnc plugins installed and vpn connections don't show up.... how can solve the problem ?

Thanks

hasi (whynot-nurfuerspam) wrote :

Hey Panda_N_Shark,
I have Kubuntu--anyway I went through quite a bit of pain until I had VPN up, so let me give it a try. What do you mean "vpn connections don't show up"?
Does it mean the nm-applet does not show "VPN Connections" submenu? Or is there a menu but it is empty? If the latter is your problem: have you already put in the parameters for the vpn connection you want? Which program did you use?
--hasi.

Sorry... is my problem is that "VPN Connections" submenu don't show up...

Thanks again

2007/10/29, hasi <email address hidden>:
>
>
> Hey Panda_N_Shark,
> I have Kubuntu--anyway I went through quite a bit of pain until I had VPN
> up, so let me give it a try. What do you mean "vpn connections don't show
> up"?
> Does it mean the nm-applet does not show "VPN Connections" submenu? Or is
> there a menu but it is empty? If the latter is your problem: have you
> already put in the parameters for the vpn connection you want? Which program
> did you use?
> --hasi.
>
> --
> dependency problem on Kubuntu
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/123696
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Panda_N_Shark (codedmind) wrote :

Sorry... my problem is that "VPN Connections" submenu don't show up...

Thanks again

Don Mullis (don.mullis) wrote :

"VPN Connections" didn't show up for me either. The workaround that did work for me was to drop all the GUI tools, and use pon/pptp/pppd instead. This web page was very helpful: http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml .

Changed in network-manager-pptp:
assignee: schwitzd → nobody
piccobello (piccobello) wrote :

Same thing on Gutsy,
ii network-manager 0.6.5-0ubuntu16
ii network-manager-dev 0.6.5-0ubuntu16
ii network-manager-gnome 0.6.5-0ubuntu10
ii network-manager-kde 1:0.2ubuntu1-0ubuntu5
ii network-manager-openvpn 0.3.2svn2342-1ubuntu4
ii network-manager-pptp 0.6.5+svnhead2574-0ubuntu1
ii network-manager-vpnc 0.6.4svn2422-0ubuntu3
the workaround proposed by nem75
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-pptp/+bug/123696/comments/7
worked for me.
There is a patched knetworkmanager in Hoary now that should eventually solve the problem:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/knetworkmanager/+bug/151867/comments/6

Rickr765 (rickr765) wrote :

I tried nem75's workaround. But I have another problem. Knetworkmanager does not appear to do ANYTHING AT ALL. Generic GG installation, click on Knetworkmanager from K menu, nothing happens at all.

This is very bad. From a user standpoint, you should never have any menu options on a system which do nothing at all.

Rickr765 (rickr765) wrote :

I added knetworkmanager as an icon on the desktop. Click it, it does nothing. Right-click Open, it does nothing.

Megahertz (tim-morgan-lee) wrote :

This persists as a problem. The workaround is not a satisfactory permament solution. Pull your fingers out guys!

arrrghhh (arrrghhh) wrote :

Don't tell them to pull their fingers out... sheesh, that makes them want to write code for you for free, huh?

At any rate, I am having this same issue. No PPTP VPN support even after I install network-manager-pptp. I get the error "No configuration interface". I am in the process of trying nem75's fix, but that is sloppy - this should be something that is integrated into ubuntu (or kubuntu) - I should be able to connect to any VPN out-of-the-box.

Also, the KNetworkManager link does nothing from the menu as everyone is stating. Very frustrating - possibly related to the "administrator mode" not working when in "System Settings"?

Jens Bremmekamp (nem75) wrote :

I don't know about everybody else, but for me launching knetworkmanager from
the K-Menu works.

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abloylas (abloylas) wrote :

Launching knetworkmanager from the menu doesn't work for me either. I click, and nothing happens. The "No configuration interface found" problem with VPN persists. Using Gutsy.

dentaku65 (dentaku65) wrote :

This issue is still exist in Hardy too.
Too bad!

Craig Theunissen (craigels39) wrote :

I confirm that this problem is still around in Hardy.

I also noticed that Gnome nm-applet called the connection PPTP, while KDE seems to think it's a PPP connection.

Hope this is fixed by the time Hardy releases.

Bård Kalbakk (kalbakk) wrote :

I can confirm that this bug is still present in Hardy.

There is several issues with the current network-manager-kde package:
1) Name-conflict in knetworkmanager_pptp.desktop
2) network-manager-pptp plugin has renamed many pptp options
3) network-manager-pptp plugin has changed dbus authentication

I fixed all these bugs locally the last day, and it was the first time I was looking and knetworkmanager/network-manager source, so they where pretty easy to spot.

I dont know if it is best to fix this in KDE svn(the 3.5 branch) or in the Kubuntu package, but I guess it doesnt matter since obviously no one from Kubuntu is maintaining this package..

What do you think?

jtuchscherer (jtuchscherer) wrote :

Hi Bård Kalbakk,

I hit the problem as well and would like to give your patches a try. Could you attach them to this bug report or send them via email or post the instructions on how to get them running?

I am on a hardy kubuntu. Thanks a lot in advance.

Bård Kalbakk (kalbakk) wrote :

I'm attaching a patch I have sent to the knetworkmanager maintainer(Helmut Schaa).
This patch was sent him in april, but I don't think he have had the time to review it yet.

Please note that this is just a small fix for the pptp plugin, it only covers the most basic part of knetworkmanager<->networkmanager-pptp interaction.
It works for me.

Simple instruction verified on Hardy:
1. Install package build-dependencies: apt-get install dbs automake1.9 libtool kdelibs4-dev libnm-util-dev network-manager-dev libhal-dev libdbus-qt-networkstatus-dev
2. Install network-manager-kde source: apt-get source network-manager-kde
3. Delete a completely wrong debian patch: rm knetworkmanager-0.2.2/debian/patches/kubuntu_09_pptp-service-name.patch
4. Patch the sources: cd knetworkmanager-0.2.2; cat knetworkmanager-0.2.2-pptp_naming.patch|patch -p0
5. Build the package: dpkg-buildpackage
6. Install the package: dpkg -i ../network-manager-kde_0.2.2-1ubuntu2_i386.deb

Jeremy Kerr (jk-ozlabs) wrote :

Just applied Bård's patch here, and it works great. Thanks!

Bård - any chance at re-submitting this upsteam?

It seems that Bård's patch was committed to the KDE SVN repository, but nevertheless, the version in SVN still doesn't work. On the bright side, they're apparently working on a version 0.7. Unfortunately, I don't see the pptp plugin in the repo.

I followed the instructions on building it from source from here: http://en.opensuse.org/Projects/KNetworkManager#Source
I had to install the following packages:
autoconf1.9
automake **NOTE: you MUST use automake1.9, not just automake which I believe is 1.10**
libhal-dev
libnm-util-dev
libnl-dev
libdbus-qt-1-dev
network-manager-dev
libiw-dev

So, after failing to get it working straight from svn, I followed Bård's instructions, and things worked perfectly. I also had to install the following packages:
cdbs libtool networkstatus-dev

Thank you very much Bård!

Tom Helner (duffman) wrote :

PPTP is still not available in knetworkmanager 0.7. There is an upstream bug at:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174439
Bug 174439: VPN PPTP not available

Also should this bug be marked as a duplicate of one of these since it this issues does not appear to be related to a dependency issue:

vpn pptp on Kubuntu is not available
https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/knetworkmanager/+bug/151867

VPN PPTP not available for knetworkmanager 0.7
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/knetworkmanager/+bug/294717

Changed in knetworkmanager:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in knetworkmanager:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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