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Re: [pkg-wpa-devel] Bug#610931: Please build wpasupplicant-udeb

Excerpts from Kel Modderman's message of 2011-07-30 01:44:07 +0200:
> On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 06:25:00 AM Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> > Excerpts from Kel Modderman's message of 2011-07-27 13:30:37 +0200:
> > > On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:43:02 AM Gaudenz Steinlin wrote:
> > > > OK. How do you feel about me NMUing wpa_supplicant to add the udeb? I
> > > > added an updated patch for the udeb to this mail. If you are OK I'll
> > > > upload this as an NMU after libnl1-udeb enters the archive.
> > > 
> > > I would be very happy for you to do that.
> > 
> > After some more investigation we (I and Otavio) decided that we rather
> > want to move wpasupplicant to build against libnl3. I guess this has
> > to be done at some point anyway and it avoids to have to do the whole
> > work again for libnl3. So we created a udeb for libnl3 and will upload
> > this soon. I hope you agree to this change. If you are against it
> > please reply soon.
> This is a far more invasive change than just adding the udeb. Please be 
> prepared to pick up the pieces in case regression in stable functionality are 
> introduced with such a change.
> Doing this when moving from wpa_supplicant 0.7.x -> 0.8.x (not yet released) 
> would be more appropriate in my opinion.
> I am less happy about this change, but do not oppose NMU's regardless of the 
> risk, the rewards may be worth it.

I can understand your concerns.

> > 
> > The only change needed in wpasupplicant for this is to set CONFIG_LIBNL20=y
> > in the linux and udeb configs.
> And cross your fingers that it works just the same, without any noticable 
> change to the end users.

For what it's worth I'm using a wpasupplicant built against libnl3
since 3 days on my laptop here at Debconf without any problems. But as
it stands this is just testing on one single driver (iwlwifi) on one
single network. Probably some wider testing would be appropriate.

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett ~

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