Package: plasma-widget-networkmanagement
Version: 0.1+git20110422.810bc16-1~bpo60+1
Severity: minor

To summarise discussion on #debian-qt-kde:

Upgrading from the squeeze n-m packages to the pnm package in backports leaves
the kde networking subsystem in a confused state, at least with respect
to wireless connections. This will also happen with squeeze->wheezy and even
for upgrades within wheezy and sid as time goes on.

The user apparently needs know that they should either:

* qdbus org.kde.kded /kded unloadModule networkmanagement; qdbus org.kde.kded 
/kded loadModule networkmanagement

* reload the networking component in system settings

* log out / log back in

* reboot


It would be much nicer for the user if one of the following happened instead:

* user session notices that networking components/pnm/n-m have been upgraded
  and reloads them

* postinst notifies user sessions over dbus that upgrades have happened and
  user session reloads them

* postinst tells user they should log out/log in

* postinst tells user they should reboot, e.g.:
  [ -x /usr/share/update-notifier/notify-reboot-required ] && 
/usr/share/update-notifier/notify-reboot-required


Complexity vs ease of implementation...

cheers
Stuart

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (550, 'stable-updates'), (550, 'stable'), (101, 
'proposed-updates'), (60, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
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 plasma-widget-networkmanagement depends on:
ii  kdebase-runtime       4:4.4.5-1          runtime components from the offici
ii  libc6                 2.11.2-10          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1               1:4.4.5-8          GCC support library
ii  libkdecore5           4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 the KDE Platform Core Library
ii  libkdeui5             4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 the KDE Platform User Interface Li
ii  libkio5               4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 the Network-enabled File Managemen
ii  libkutils4            4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 various utility classes for the KD
ii  libplasma3            4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 the Plasma Library for the KDE Pla
ii  libqt4-dbus           4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 D-Bus module
ii  libqt4-network        4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 network module
ii  libqt4-svg            4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 SVG module
ii  libqt4-xml            4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 XML module
ii  libqtcore4            4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4             4:4.6.3-4+squeeze1 Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsolid4             4:4.4.5-2+squeeze2 Solid Library for KDE Platform
ii  libsolidcontrol4      4:4.4.5-7+squeeze1 library for Solid based network ma
ii  libstdc++6            4.4.5-8            The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  mobile-broadband-prov 20101106-1         database of mobile broadband servi
ii  network-manager       0.8.4.0-2~bpo60+1  network management framework (daem

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement recommends:
ii  kwalletmanager                4:4.4.5-1  secure password wallet manager
ii  network-manager-openvpn       0.8.1-1    network management framework (Open
ii  network-manager-pptp          0.8.1-1    network management framework (PPTP
ii  network-manager-vpnc          0.8.1-1    network management framework (VPNC

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement suggests:
ii  kdebase-workspace-bin 4:4.4.5-7+squeeze1 core binaries for the KDE Plasma W

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