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Bug#963896: O: wireless-tools -- Tools for manipulating Linux Wireless Extensions

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I intend to orphan the wireless-tools package.

I no longer have time to work on this package. This package implements a
library and binary to perform static configuration of wireless network
interfaces using the legacy Wireless Extensions of the Linux kernel.
Wireless interfaces should now be configured via Netlink, which is what
the iw package does, so ideally wireless-tools should be phased out.
However, there are still some packages that depend on libiw30, which
wireless-tools provides.

The package description is:
 This package contains the Wireless tools, used to manipulate
 the Linux Wireless Extensions. The Wireless Extension is an interface
 allowing you to set Wireless LAN specific parameters and get the
 specific stats.

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