[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#605697: Bug#605697: network-manager-gnome: no feedback when creating an Ad-Hoc WiFi network fails due to dnsmasq not being installed
biebl at debian.org
Thu Dec 2 13:58:28 UTC 2010
severity 605697 wishlist
On 02.12.2010 14:30, Paul Wise wrote:
> I tried to create an Ad-Hoc WiFi network but it failed due to dnsmasq
> not being installed. Luckily I figured I should look at syslog:
> Dec 2 20:08:09 chianamo NetworkManager: <error> [1291291689.837124] [nm-device.c:2434] start_sharing(): (wlan0/wlan0): failed to start dnsmasq: Could not find dnsmasq binary
> There should be some feedback in the UI if it fails due dnsmasq /
> iptables / etc being missing. Preferably the creation dialog should
> detect lack of those binaries and present an error message instead of
> allowing the user to attempt to create the connection. After I installed
> dnsmasq-base, creating an ad-hoc network worked fine.
As you can easily check, network-manager has a recommends: dnsmasq-base and in
the package description it says:
* dnsmasq-base/iptables: Required for creating Ad-hoc connections and
With Recommends being installed by default, you explicitly need to remove it or
mark it to not be installed, and in that case you usually should know what
you're doing (and hopefully read the information that is provided).
Sorry to say this, but this is a very low prio bug for me. If there is a patch,
I'll review it, but I probably won't work on it myself.
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?
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