[Bug 880483] [NEW] VPN settings available though not installed

FriedChicken 880483 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Oct 23 17:48:33 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

The NetworkManager plasmoid lets the user add and edit VPN connections
even if the plugins are not installed. No error message is shown and the
user would suggest that setting these option(s) is all he has to do to
access a VPN. But he hast to install the plugin, too.

I can see two solutions:

1) Let the VPN-Tab available but show no settings but a notice that
additional packages have to be installed.

2) Let the VPN-Taba available and as soon the user tries to set up a
specific VPN derivate the needed package  could be installed
automatically (as for example the codec installation).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: network-manager-kde (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.21-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 23 19:38:15 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110930)
SourcePackage: networkmanagement
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-13 (9 days ago)

** Affects: networkmanagement (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug oneiric

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