Bug#2020: ppp with 1.2.13 (0.93R6)?
>>>>> "Karl" == Karl Eichwalder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Karl> Package: ppp
Karl> Version: 2.2-1
Karl> There should be a hint that ppp-2.2 doesn't work with 1.2.13.
Karl> # pppd
Karl> Sorry - PPP driver version 0.0.0 is out of date
Karl> # cat /etc/issue
Karl> Debian GNU/Linux 0.93R6
Karl> Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 1995 Debian Association, Inc. and others
Karl> # lsmod
Karl> Module: #pages: Used by:
Karl> ppp 5
Karl> slhc 2 [ppp]
Indeed, there is a missing dependency here, I have talked with Simon
shapiro <email@example.com> the new kernel maintainer about it. When
he releases new kernel packages then there will be a "virtual package"
called ppp-2.2??? or some such that will be provided by the kernel
packages and required by the ppp package.
As things currently stand:
ppp-2.2-1 (a.out) was based on the upstream package ppp-2.2.0b
ppp-2.2-2 (elf) was based on the upstream package ppp-2.2.0c
I believe the particular problem you are seeing is because the ppp.o
module installed on your system is for ppp-2.1.??? ppp packages.
Bruce, before he handed on the kernel packages, upgraded the ppp.c
code for use with ppp-2.2.???.
Thus you should upgrade your kernel package (src or binary) to revision
7 or greater.
There is a minor problem with this "virtual package" idea if you dont
get your kernel as a debian package. You will therefor not have any
package providing the "virtual package" and so you will only be able
to install the ppp package by forcing its dependencies.
I am sure that anyone you pulls down the very latest kernels and
"rolls his own" will be quite able to do this.
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