Debian Bug report logs - #574789
RFP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon

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Package: freebsd-utils; Maintainer for freebsd-utils is GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>; Source for freebsd-utils is src:freebsd-utils.

Reported by: Antoine Beaupré <>

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:48:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Fixed in version freebsd-utils/8.2+ds2-9

Done: Robert Millan <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,,, antoine beaupre <>:
Bug#574789; Package wnpp. (Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to antoine beaupre <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to,, antoine beaupre <>. (Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: antoine beaupre <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: ITP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2010 16:45:25 -0400
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: antoine beaupre <>
Owner: antoine beaupre <>

* Package name    : freebsd-ppp
  Version         : 8.0
  Upstream Author : Brian Somers <>
* URL             :
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon

The Point-to-Point Protocol provides a standard way to transmit
datagrams over a serial link, as well as a standard way for the machines
at either end of the link to negotiate various optional characteristics
of the link.

This package provides both a server and a client PPP daemon that runs in
userland. It has been ported from FreeBSD to function specifically with
the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD distribution.

Information forwarded to,, antoine beaupre <>:
Bug#574789; Package wnpp. (Mon, 10 May 2010 00:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to The Anarcat <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to, antoine beaupre <>. (Mon, 10 May 2010 00:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: The Anarcat <>
Subject: ppp progress tracked on the mailing list and ITP
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 20:07:05 -0400
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So I'm really puzzled about what to do with PPP at this point. It's part
of the unofficial freebsd-hackedutils, which I didn't know when I
started working on an official package for it (ITP #574789, in CC).

I have a mostly working package for freebsd-ppp at this point. I'm just
a bit of polishing and for the package to actually be uploaded
somewhere. I would think it wiser and simpler to have a separate package
for this than have it merged into the big "freebsd-utils" slump, but I
may be wrong...

At any rate, I think PPP progress should be tracked in the ITP instead
of here (#577494). If we don't want a separate package, that ITP should
be closed with explanations, if we do, I would very much welcome help
and feedback, especially to get that darn PPPoE working. :)

I'm tracking the status of that last bit through the mailing list:

... but that shouldn't keep the package from being uploaded. I will not,
however, be likely to maintain the package if the PPPoE issues aren't
resolved, as I do not use plain old PPP at all right now.

Thanks for the help,


Antoine Beaupré
Réseau Koumbit Networks
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Information forwarded to,, antoine beaupre <>:
Bug#574789; Package wnpp. (Mon, 10 May 2010 01:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to The Anarcat <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to, antoine beaupre <>. (Mon, 10 May 2010 01:18:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: The Anarcat <>
Subject: tentative package available, review appreciated
Date: Sun, 9 May 2010 21:15:34 -0400
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I have uploaded a package for freebsd-ppp in my personnal repo:

It's particularly messy in that repo, just look at the freebsd-* files.
(For some reason, Koumbit's reprepro installation refuses my packages
with "No distribution accepting 'freebsd-ppp_8.0-1_kfreebsd-i386.changes'!"
even though I added the architecture to conf/distributions.)

I think it's mostly ready for upload, although it doesn't have all the
features the ppp bundled in freebsd-hackedutils has, since the latter
includes many custom libraries that I can't really ship here.


There has been only one Christian.
They caught him and crucified him -- early.
                        - Mark Twain
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Information forwarded to,, antoine beaupre <>:
Bug#574789; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:48:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to, antoine beaupre <>. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:48:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #20 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <>
Subject: freebsd-ppp: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:07:40 +0000
retitle 574789 RFP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon
noowner 574789


This is an automatic email to change the status of freebsd-ppp back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting freebsd-ppp, please send a mail to
<> with:

 retitle 574789 ITP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon
 owner 574789 !

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
Lucas, for the QA team <>

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon' from 'ITP: freebsd-ppp -- FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <> to (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:52:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by antoine beaupre <>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <> to (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:52:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug submitter to 'Antoine Beaupré <>' from 'antoine beaupre <>' Request was from Antoine Beaupré <> to (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 01:48:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug reassigned from package 'wnpp' to 'freebsd-utils'. Request was from Robert Millan <> to (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 20:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added tag(s) pending. Request was from Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> to (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:06:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Robert Millan <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Antoine Beaupré <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #35 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Robert Millan <>
Subject: Bug#574789: fixed in freebsd-utils 8.2+ds2-9
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:33:35 +0000
Source: freebsd-utils
Source-Version: 8.2+ds2-9

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
freebsd-utils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/f/freebsd-utils/devd_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-geom_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-net-tools-udeb_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.udeb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-net-tools_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-nfs-common_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-nfs-server_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-ppp_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-utils-udeb_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.udeb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-utils_8.2+ds2-9.debian.tar.gz
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-utils_8.2+ds2-9.dsc
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/freebsd-utils_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/kbdcontrol_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/kldutils-udeb_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.udeb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/kldutils_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/ktrace_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb
  to main/f/freebsd-utils/vidcontrol_8.2+ds2-9_kfreebsd-amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Robert Millan <> (supplier of updated freebsd-utils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:56:50 +0100
Source: freebsd-utils
Binary: freebsd-utils freebsd-utils-udeb kldutils kldutils-udeb kbdcontrol vidcontrol freebsd-net-tools freebsd-net-tools-udeb freebsd-nfs-server freebsd-nfs-common freebsd-geom freebsd-ppp devd ktrace
Architecture: source kfreebsd-amd64
Version: 8.2+ds2-9
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Robert Millan <>
 devd       - Device state change daemon
 freebsd-geom - modular disk I/O request transformation framework
 freebsd-net-tools - FreeBSD networking tools
 freebsd-net-tools-udeb - FreeBSD networking tools (udeb)
 freebsd-nfs-common - NFS support files common to client and server
 freebsd-nfs-server - FreeBSD server utilities needed for NFS on GNU/kFreeBSD
 freebsd-ppp - FreeBSD Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) userland daemon
 freebsd-utils - FreeBSD utilities needed for GNU/kFreeBSD
 freebsd-utils-udeb - FreeBSD utilities needed for GNU/kFreeBSD (udeb)
 kbdcontrol - command-line tool to change keyboard layout on GNU/kFreeBSD
 kldutils   - tools for managing kFreeBSD modules
 kldutils-udeb - tools for managing kFreeBSD modules (udeb)
 ktrace     - A kernel call tracer
 vidcontrol - command-line tool to control the system console on GNU/kFreeBSD
Closes: 574789
 freebsd-utils (8.2+ds2-9) unstable; urgency=low
   * Add freebsd-ppp package.  Thanks Antoine Beaupré.  (Closes: #574789)
   * Split devd and ktrace into their own packages.
   * Remove 040_kdump_multiarch.diff. It appears this patch became
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