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

Kevin Vesga 31337h4ck3r at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 23:44:20 EST 2014

Nowaker <enwukaer <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hey,
> 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.
Have you looked at netctl's optional dependencies? It lists dialog along
with the message "for the menu based wifi assistant". The other packages
like dhcpcd and wpa_supplicant are also optional dependencies.

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