[arch-general] netctl provides wifi-menu which is unusable

Nowaker enwukaer at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 19:55:53 EST 2014


Why does netctl provide /usr/bin/wifi-menu which is unusable at all, 
given the fact it needs /usr/bin/dialog to operate, and this is not a 
hard dependency of the package?

I don't really get a point of providing a binary/script that doesn't 
work at all. What is it in the package for?

If adding a dependency on dialog (big deal - 200KB) is not an option, 
why not extract wifi-menu to a separate package? This sounds like the 
best approach - the package could depend not only on dialog, but also on 
wpa_supplicant, dhcpcd and other package that anyone installs anyway to 
get wifi-menu working.

Kind regards,
Damian Nowak

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