On Monday 01 November 2010 22:51:36 Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Thomas Goirand (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > On 10/31/2010 03:00 AM, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> > > The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first beta
> > > release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Squeeze.
> > Great, thanks for the huge work.
> > I was wondering if there will be WPA support in D-I for squeeze, as this
> No. Nobody did the needed tests on the patch proposed in
For this approach to be achieved cleanly, upstream wpa_supplicant authour
would need to provide wpa_ctrl interface as a shared library so that we are
not using a copy of that stuff. In it's current state, if I were a
debian-installer maintainer, I wouldn't be thrilled to accept a clone of
file(s) which already exists (in some version or another) in some other
source package in the archive.
I've asked wpa_supplicant upstream about it just now, will see what he reckons.
I am interested in helping debian's installer gain support for better wireless
networking, however there is much to learn about debian-installer itself to get
started and I currently struggle to allocate time to existing Debian
commitments. I tried to help answer Glenn Saberton's questions at the time he
was busy on this stuff, but failed to help with anything more substantial
Other components of Debian's wireless networking stack are missing too: crda
and wireless-regdb. These may need to be integrated into debian-installer in
the future too. So it seems that Debian's wireless networking stack is
not keeping up close with upstream changes, and I am the first point of
failure in this regard. pkg-wpa team understaffed, help needed etc etc.
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