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Re: Bug#688772: gnome Depends network-manager-gnome

]] Andreas Barth 

> * Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen@err.no) [121214 08:50]:
> > ]] Steve Langasek 
> > 
> > >  - Installing the gnome or the NM package must not cause the network to
> > >    break on upgrade, even temporarily, under any circumstances.
> > 
> > Is this a requirement for other network-providing packages as well?  If
> > so, openvpn for instance is RC-buggy because upgrading it will restart
> > any configured VPNs.  We don't require other packages to continue to
> > work uninterrupted during upgrades, and while I can agree NM is in a bit
> > of special situation by virtue of controlling the network, I am not sure
> > being as strict as you are here is reasonable.
> Tunnels are something special, but standard routes must be available
> all the time (because people might want to do upgrades via ssh).

When you're using VPNs, it's quite common for the default route to go
via such as well.  Also, it's not uncommon for VPNs to require OTPs to
establish, so you can't reliably stop and start the daemon and expect
the connection to come back.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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