Debian Bug report logs - #598848
gnome-nettool: On kfreebsd is mostly non-functional.

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Package: gnome-nettool; Maintainer for gnome-nettool is Debian GNOME Maintainers <>; Source for gnome-nettool is src:gnome-nettool.

Reported by: Michael Dorrington <>

Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 16:15:02 UTC

Severity: important

Found in version gnome-nettool/2.30.0-1

Fixed in version gnome-nettool/3.1.1-1

Done: Jordi Mallach <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#598848; Package gnome-nettool. (Sat, 02 Oct 2010 16:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Michael Dorrington <>
Subject: gnome-nettool: On kfreebsd is mostly non-functional.
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 17:03:22 +0100
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Package: gnome-nettool
Version: 2.30.0-1
Severity: important
Usertags: kfreebsd

On kfreebsd the various networking tools of gnome-nettool
(Applications->System Tools->Network Tools) generally do not work and
using them causes the whole application to lock up. The Devices tab has
missing information on the network card such that it is Ethernet and
what its hardware address is. When run from the command line, using the
tools produce error messages to the console such as:

kvm_open: kvm_nlist: No such file or directory


netstat: kvm not available: inet6: No such file or directory

It appears that gnome-nettool (and perhaps some of the libraries and
programs it relies on) have not been adapted for kfreebsd so leaving
gnome-nettool mostly non-functional on kfreebsd.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: kfreebsd-i386 (i686)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.1-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-nettool depends on:
ii  dnsutils               1:9.7.1.dfsg.P2-2 Clients provided with BIND
ii  freebsd-net-tools [net 8.1-2             FreeBSD networking tools
ii  inetutils-ping [ping]  2:1.6-3+b1        ICMP echo tool
ii  libc0.1                2.11.2-6          Embedded GNU C Library:
Shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4            2.28.1-3          GNOME configuration
database syste
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.24.2-1          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.20.1-1+b1       The GTK+ graphical user
ii  libgtop2-7             2.28.1-1          gtop system monitoring
library (sh
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.28.1-1          Layout and rendering of
ii  tcptraceroute          1.5beta7+debian-4 traceroute implementation
using TC
ii  whois                  5.0.7             an intelligent whois client

gnome-nettool recommends no packages.

Versions of packages gnome-nettool suggests:
ii  gnome-system-tools            2.30.2-1   Cross-platform
configuration utili

-- no debconf information

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You have taken responsibility. (Sun, 01 Apr 2012 10:36:27 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Michael Dorrington <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Sun, 01 Apr 2012 10:36:56 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Jordi Mallach <>
Subject: Bug#598848: fixed in gnome-nettool 3.1.1-1
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 10:33:01 +0000
Source: gnome-nettool
Source-Version: 3.1.1-1

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

  to main/g/gnome-nettool/gnome-nettool_3.1.1-1.debian.tar.gz
  to main/g/gnome-nettool/gnome-nettool_3.1.1-1.dsc
  to main/g/gnome-nettool/gnome-nettool_3.1.1-1_amd64.deb
  to main/g/gnome-nettool/gnome-nettool_3.1.1.orig.tar.xz

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
Jordi Mallach <> (supplier of updated gnome-nettool package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 10:55:45 +0200
Source: gnome-nettool
Binary: gnome-nettool
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 3.1.1-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian GNOME Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Jordi Mallach <>
 gnome-nettool - network information tool for GNOME
Closes: 550991 598848
 gnome-nettool (3.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
     - finger should work again (closes: #550991).
   * Watch for unstable versions too, as nettool doesn't seem to be
     following GNOME versioning strictly.
   * Depend on nmap for port scanning, and finger.
   * Update to debhelper v9.
   * Drop usage of dh_buildinfo.
   * Drop usage of DH_ALWAYS_EXCLUDE, using a modern dpkg should be enough.
   * Rewrite copyright file in machine-readable format 1.0.
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3.
   * Stop building gnome-nettool for kFreeBSD architectures (closes: #598848).
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