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Re: Netinstall cannot find wireless access points

On Tue, 07 Feb 2012 06:26:27 -0500, Tom H wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 10:34 AM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 06 Feb 2012 10:28:45 -0500, Tom H wrote:
>>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:31 AM, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 06 Feb 2012 01:18:38 +0000, Brian wrote:


>>>>> No need to ask; WPA/WPA2 is known to be available in a Wheezy
>>>>> install. Booting a debian-testing netinst iso should dispel all
>>>>> doubts.
>>>> I wonder how did you reach that conclusion given that it has not been
>>>> published anyhwere... black magic, mind reading? (just kidding) :-)
>>> http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/wpasupplicant-udeb
>>> http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/i386/daily/build_netboot.log
>>> http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/amd64/daily/build_netboot.log
>> That's not the kind of sources users tend to read (i.e., Debian wiki,
>> Debian News, debian-devel, debian-boot, Debian planet, Debian
>> blogs...).
> I dont' read these either. I just knew that there was a
> wpasupplicant-udeb (I'm not sure from where) and I pointed to its
> existence as a package as well as to the fact that it's being included
> in the installer.

That addition was new to me. At the time I installed wheezy it was not 

> In looking at the debian-boot archives, I've found two relevant bugs:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=327309
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=610931

Ah, those bugs explain why I couldn't install wheezy using WPA: the code 
was included in late July 2011. Afterwards, when I did another wheezy 
installation I still thought nothing had changed in this regard so I 
directly plugged the network cable.

I don't know where these features use to be advertized, I follow debian-
news, debian-announce, debian planet and often read debian developers 
blogs and this went completely unnoticed to me. I think this is something 
most users are awaiting for and would be glad to try, check and report 
over... unless they're unaware about the possibility >:-)



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