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Bug 373635 - net-dialup/ppp: add postinst message for break compatibility with dependent packages
Summary: net-dialup/ppp: add postinst message for break compatibility with dependent p...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Dialup Developers
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-30 19:20 UTC by Marcel Pennewiß
Modified: 2014-06-02 13:39 UTC (History)
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Description Marcel Pennewiß 2011-06-30 19:20:56 UTC
After upgrading ppp from 2.4.4 to 2.4.5 the package net-dialup/pptpd had compatibility problems caused by checking current ppp-version-string. so pptpd didn't work:

pptpd[972]: CTRL: Starting call (launching pppd, opening GRE)
pppd[973]: Plugin /usr/lib/pptpd/ is for pppd version 2.4.4, this is 2.4.5
pptpd[972]: GRE: read(fd=6,buffer=8058640,len=8196) from PTY failed: status = -1 error = Input/output error, usually caused by unexpected termination of pppd, check option syntax and pppd logs

re-emerging (and restart) pptpd fixes the problem.

we should add a postinst message to the ebuild after upgrade.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Sergey Popov gentoo-dev 2014-01-20 13:43:18 UTC
I am planning to fix this by adding subslot operator where this is needed.
Comment 2 Sergey Popov gentoo-dev 2014-06-02 13:39:00 UTC
This is fixed in 2.4.6 ebuild by adding sub-slot operator