[arch-general] netctl provides wifi-menu which is unusable
31337h4ck3r at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 23:44:20 EST 2014
Nowaker <enwukaer <at> gmail.com> writes:
> 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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