Fedora 16 Update: pptp-1.7.2-14.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-01-05 20:38:42

Name        : pptp
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 1.7.2
Release     : 14.fc16
URL         : http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) Client
Description :
Client for the proprietary Microsoft Point-to-Point Tunneling
Protocol, PPTP. Allows connection to a PPTP based VPN as used
by employers and some cable and ADSL service providers.

Update Information:

This update is a bug-fix and enhancement for pptp, incorporating the latest upstream improvements:

* Support setting SO_MARK for the PPTP TCP control connection as well as on the GRE packets
* Implement the --nohostroute option
* Include a number of patches addressing compiler warnings, which appear to have a beneficial effect on stability (#749455)

* Wed Jan  4 2012 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.7.2-14
- Build with warning-fix patches to address occasional segfaults (#749455)
- Patches have all now been merged upstream
* Wed Nov 30 2011 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.7.2-13.2
- Add patch to fix highly-parallel build (e.g. -j16)
- Add additional compiler warning flags to highlight questionable code
- Add patch to fix comparisons between signed and unsigned integers
- Add patch to fix const usage
- Add patch to fix missing field initializers
- Add patch to suppress warnings about possibly unused variables
- Add patch to fix declarations that are not prototypes
- Add patch to fix warnings about nested externs
- Add patch to fix dubious typecasts that violate strict-aliasing rules
- Update the FSF address references and GPLv2 license text
- Use default optimization level (-O2) again
* Fri Nov 11 2011 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.7.2-13.1
- Drop compiler optimization level to -O0 as per upstream in attempt to
  resolve occasional segfault in pptpcm (#749455)
- Add patch to fix highly-parallel build (e.g. -j16)
* Tue Nov  8 2011 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> 1.7.2-13
- Patch to fix broken Call-Disconnect-Notify code accepted upstream
- Add upstream patch to support setting SO_MARK for the PPTP TCP control
  connection as well as on the GRE packets
- Add upstream patch to implement the --nohostroute option
- Nobody else likes macros for commands

  [ 1 ] Bug #749455 - pptpcm crashes with segfault sometimes

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pptp' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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