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Bug 430370 - net-misc/networkmanager- & co. stabilization
Summary: net-misc/networkmanager- & co. stabilization
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Keywording and Stabilization (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Nirbheek Chauhan (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Blocks: CVE-2011-2176 429574
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Reported: 2012-08-08 00:30 UTC by Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED)
Modified: 2012-11-26 12:05 UTC (History)
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Description Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-08 00:30:26 UTC
I would like to finally see a non-obsolete version of networkmanager marked stable. Specifically:

net-misc/networkmanager- (with systemd support removed)

@gnome, kde, xfce, do you foresee any problems with these versions for your stable desktop environments?
Comment 1 Johannes Huber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-08 07:17:28 UTC
Please add =kde-misc/networkmanagement- (target: amd64 x86) to the list and we are very happy about it.
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-08 07:40:28 UTC
Xfce doesn't really use NetworkManager but you can get the default systemtray icon etc. which is not Xfce specific

So basically if it's OK for others, it's OK also for Xfce, go for it ->
Comment 3 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-14 04:53:00 UTC
I've tested nm-applet- + networkmanager- under our stable gnome-2.32, seems to work fine there also.
Comment 4 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-14 05:09:10 UTC
@arches, please stabilize these versions for the following targets:

=gnome-extra/nm-applet-               amd64     ppc       x86
=kde-misc/networkmanagement-          amd64               x86
=net-misc/modemmanager-            amd64 arm ppc ppc64 x86
=net-misc/networkmanager-          amd64 arm ppc ppc64 x86
=net-misc/networkmanager-openswan-  amd64               x86
=net-misc/networkmanager-openvpn-     amd64               x86
=net-misc/networkmanager-pptp-        amd64               x86
=net-misc/networkmanager-vpnc-        amd64               x86


net-misc/networkmanager-openconnect is not requested for stabilization because net-misc/openconnect is not stable and looks to be unmaintained at the moment.

networkmanger- is known to suffer from bug #428274 on some kernels and ipv6 configurations. However, older networkmanager versions are even worse; they just randomly disconnected under these configurations (see bug #417529), so the current buggy behavior is at least an improvement.
Comment 5 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-08-16 12:22:09 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 6 Johannes Huber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-08-17 09:46:05 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 7 Markus Meier gentoo-dev 2012-08-23 21:02:03 UTC
arm stable
Comment 8 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2012-10-11 15:13:59 UTC
stable ppc ppc64
Comment 9 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2012-10-11 15:14:14 UTC
oh i was the last arch ... closing