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Bug#618396: debian-cd: wpa support in net-installer images

Package: debian-cd
Version: 3.1.5
Severity: wishlist

WPA support in the 50m / 120m images would be very helpful for installing
debian on a notebook in the wild.  A cli tool that that could search for
available networks and  prompt for an appropriate password during the install
process would be great.  ceni or wicd-cli would work I think.  Doing an offline
wpasupplicant config file by hand is quite a pain for a wpa connection.  A
minimal offline install image which includes wpa-cli tool like wicd-curses and
a sane sources.list  would be great if I could install, reboot, access a wpa
network, update and then use tasksel to install the base desktop.

I suspect that this is harder than it seems or else it would have already been
Information about why it is hard would be appreciated (search terms, forum post
links , etc).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (100, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.36-2.dmz.5-liquorix-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages debian-cd depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  bc                      1.06.95-2        The GNU bc arbitrary precision cal
ii  cpp                     4:4.4.5-2        The GNU C preprocessor (cpp)
ii  curl                    7.21.3-1         Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or 
ii  dctrl-tools [grep-dctrl 2.18             Command-line tools to process Debi
ii  dpkg-dev              Debian package development tools
ii  genisoimage             9:1.1.11-1       Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem
pn  libcompress-zlib-perl   <none>           (no description available)
ii  lynx-cur                2.8.8dev.8-1     Text-mode WWW Browser with NLS sup
ii  make                    3.81-8           An utility for Directing compilati
ii  perl [libdigest-md5-per 5.10.1-17        Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  tofrodos                1.7.8.debian.1-2 Converts DOS <-> Unix text files, 

Versions of packages debian-cd recommends:
ii  hfsutils                  3.2.6-11       Tools for reading and writing Maci
ii  netpbm                    2:10.0-12.2+b1 Graphics conversion tools between 
ii  syslinux-common           2:4.03+dfsg-12 collection of boot loaders (common

debian-cd suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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