wvdial catch-22?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Tue Sep 28 07:19:19 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 08:38:03PM -0500, Kevin Krumwiede wrote:

> I recently installed Ubuntu for a friend (20040915 build, IIRC.)  She
> didn't have her dialup settings handy during the install, so I figured we
> could do it later.  After the system was installed, I went to System
> Configuration > Network Settings and tried to set up ppp.  I complains
> that wvdial is required, but wvdial is not on the install CD!  Is there a
> workaround, or will I have to download wvidal and give her a disc?
> It doesn't help that I've never set up ppp on any flavor of Linux before.
> I was hoping it'd be automagic. :o)

We've added wvdial to the desktop install now.  We had been debating
it for a while, and decided that it is the right decision.  So, not only
will it be on the CD going forward, but it will be installed by default.

 - mdz

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