IPSEC VPN problems upgrading to Ubuntu Edgy

I upgraded my home gateway firewall to Edgy today in the hope of fixing some SATA problems I’ve been experiencing. The new Edgy kernel might help – we’ll see.

Anyway, it went pretty well. Two runs (?) of apt-get dist-upgrade -u, a reboot and there I was.

Unfortunately I had two problems with my Openswan IPSEC VPNs. I’m not so sure if these count as bugs. I’ll be investigating further and reporting if so. Anyway, techie details follow…
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Epiphany and Firefox Dapper packages for Breezy

I’ve built Ubuntu Dapper Epiphany 1.9 and Firefox 1.4.99 packages for Ubuntu Breezy. I’ve also enabled the Epiphany Adblock extension which seems to work fine. You can’t specify your own advert signatures with a GUI yet (afaikt) but the built-in database seems to cover most bases.

I’ve only built for i386 as that’s all I need it for right now. Tbh, it’s really not that difficult to build you own, but here they are anyway:
UPDATE: I’ve setup an apt repository for all this nonsense.

deb http://johnleach.co.uk/downloads/ubuntu breezy backports

I don’t really have plans to keep this up to date, but I might expand it to a few other packages I want to play with, so feel free to use.