Move kppp away from kdenetwork

Jussi Kekkonen tmt at
Thu Aug 19 10:04:10 BST 2010

On 18 August 2010 11:27, Sune Vuorela <nospam at> wrote:
> On 2010-08-18, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at> wrote:
>> * it appears that OpenSuse doesn't install it by default. (at least, it isn=
>> 't=20
>> on my laptop, and i haven't removed packages...)
>> * doesn't look like Kubuntu doesn't install it by default
>> * it looks like Fedora's KDE Spin does install it by default
>> not sure about others, e.g. Mandriva.
> Debian doesn't install kppp by default since around the beginning of
> the 4 series, but did in the 3 series. [0]
> We have been trying to install a default set of things that is what most
> people would use, and have done some selections.
> Of those who have chosen[1] to report their package statistics to debian,
>   9197 people have libplasma installed
>   693  people are actively using kppp [2]
>   8277 people have kppp installed.
> I'm actually surprised by these numbers.
> /Sune
> [0] this might skew the numbers quite much in favour of kppp
> [1] popularity contest, popcon, is a opt in scheme. some of the raw data
> is available at
> [2] the number of 'votes' on a given package.
>    about votes:
>    Q) What is considered a 'vote' for a package ?
>    A) A computer 'vote' for a package if according to the data provided
>       in the report, a program provided or depending on the package was
>       used less than thirty days ago. This computation is performed by
>       the popcon server.

What I actually find very heavy argument for keeping Kppp in: Network
connection is often the essential feature on being capable to install
new packages; If you need Kppp to be able to install Kppp, something
doesn't go right.

And yes, I very often use Kppp for my mobile connections, because I
can follow the traffic and connection time with it easily.

Jussi Kekkonen, Tm_T
  Ubuntu/KDE developer  tmt at

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