Please merge network-manager-vpnc 0.8-1 (universe) from Debian unstable (main)

Bug #596942 reported by Angel Abad on 2010-06-21
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network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager-vpnc

There is a new version in Debian to be merged.

 network-manager-vpnc (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
   * debian/control
     - Bump Build-Depends on libnm-* packages to (>= 0.8).
     - Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4. No further changes.
   * debian/network-manager-vpnc-gnome.install
     - Remove .desktop file and icons, no longer installed or used upstream.


Angel Abad (angelabad) on 2010-06-21
Changed in network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Angel Abad (angelabad)
status: New → In Progress
Angel Abad (angelabad) wrote :
Angel Abad (angelabad) wrote :
Changed in network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
assignee: Angel Abad (angelabad) → nobody
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Are you sure that's the only diff worth keeping? There's a lot of changes between the current Ubuntu and your merged version.

Changed in network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Angel Abad (angelabad) wrote :

I reviewed the debdiffs and I dont find any more changes. But the diffs between old and new Debian package is very big too.


Angel Abad (angelabad) on 2010-07-06
Changed in network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

Angel, Daniel,

AFAIK, the Ubuntu version of network-manager doesn't usually follow Debian, so I'm not sure it should be merged. I know in some cases Michael Biebl (the Debian maintainer for NM and the plugins) used code from the Ubuntu branches directly for upload to debian, at least, that was the case for ConnMan..

That said, I can see a number of fixes and changes that might be very good to include in the uploads I'm hoping to do very soon for NM and its VPN plugins. These uploads will bring NM and all back to following pretty closely the upstream git tree.

I think this bug should probably be marked invalid, unless (further discussion?) it is decided that we should follow Debian?

Angel, I would suggest you look into the network-manager team branches (, to see how you can contribute some of the changes in your debdiffs into the branches. You can ping me, or hang around in #nm on IRC, or email the team if you need help. I'll be more than happy to answer your questions. :)

Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

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Changed in network-manager-vpnc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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