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Re: Dropping wpasupplicant from sparc netboot image

[correct the debian-sparc address]

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 01:37:06PM +0100, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> Hello,
> As we discovered recently, the daily sparc netboot image 
> exceeds 10MB limit imposed by OpenBoot, so it fails to boot. I've 
> poked at it a bit, and it seems that one of the most straightforward 
> ways to make room is to drop wpasupplicant and all its dependencies 
> (libcrypto, crypto kernel modules) which account for significant 
> amount of space on the initrd. AFAIK, sparc does not have any hardware 
> which does wifi natively, and while it's in theory possible to use 
> some usb-wifi dongle to do the installation, I don't remember any 
> reports of anyone doing it.
> The straightforward way to achieve this goal is to make netcfg not 
> depend on wpasupplicant for sparc (same way as s390 currently does). 
> This will drop wpasupplicant (and, subsequently, installation over 
> wireless support) not only from netboot, but also from all other 
> installation media (like businesscard iso).
> Let me know if you have any objections, otherwise I'll commit 
> necessary fixes in a couple of days.
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
> Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

Jurij Smakov                                           jurij@wooyd.org
Key: http://www.wooyd.org/pgpkey/                      KeyID: C99E03CC

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