pac manager failure on debian stretch

After upgrading my laptop from Jessie 8.8 to Debian 9 Stretch on the 19th of June, 2017, PAC Manager stopped working. Specifically, it would start, but hanged when I tried to open a connection, either ssh or local. After searching around, I found the following post which seems to have given the solution:

The interesting parts were: and the comment reply at

The complete solution to the issue for me was running the following commands as root (or via sudo if you prefer) :

apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libpango1.0-dev libvte-dev libvte-2.91-dev \
dh-make-perl libextutils-pkgconfig-perl libextutils-depends-perl
dh-make-perl --cpan Gnome2::Vte --build
dpkg -i libgnome2-vte*.deb
find /opt/pac/ -name "*" -exec rm {} +

PAC works wonderfully again. Kudos to the original posters who proposed a working solution.

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