[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26 2.6.28-2

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 08:01:41 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Tobias Powalowski schrieb:
>>> The wireless regulatory stuff has to go as well, right? What is our
>>> upgrade path for this, as most users won't just know they need to
>>> install the new packages (but making them a depend is not correct
>>> either)? optdepends might work here as a warning would be shown in the
>>> pacman output, but I would definitely include this in the news item as
>>> well.
>>> -Dan
>> Hrm, Thomas some input on this please. All crda and depends should move to
>> core right?
>> Could you post a little summary, how the new stuff works. I use wireless
>> but don't need this regulatory stuff at all.
>> thanks.
> Without the regulatory stuff, some default channels will be enabled (like
> 1-11) and the old hardcoded US, JP and EU domains (via the cfg80211_regdom
> module parameter) still work (the latter will be removed upstream in .29).
> However, to make the kernel use the correct information, you need crda. That
> is only necessary if you use channels 12-14 or 802.11a, although it would be
> best if everyone would set his regulatory domain so nobody accidently
> transmits on a prohibited channel.
> I'd say we add optdepends on crda, wireless won't break for most people
> anyway. After crda is installed, all you need to do is uncomment the right
> regdom in /etc/conf.d/wireless-regdom and add wireless-regdom to DAEMONS.

And I'm not sure you even have to add anything to daemons at all- when
I installed these packages on my laptop, the udev rule seemed to take
care of everything and called crda all on its own.


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