[arch-releng] 2010.04.05 snapshots ready for testing

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Apr 16 10:53:36 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 16.04.2010 14:14, schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>> Well, a tool in netcfg for wireless configuration is necessary, but
>> AIF shouldn't treat wireless interfaces the same as wired interfaces.
>> I am unclear on the proper way to detect this in the days of
>> deprecated iwconfig (Thomas? How would you list wired and wireless
>> interfaces separately?)
>> That covers #1 and #3.
> See below.
>> Regarding direct editing of wpa_supplicant... I don't think that's
>> "advanced" as Thomas suggests. It's heavily commented and not really
>> that complex.
> We still have no way in Arch to use "plain" wpa_supplicant, as it will
> never perform any IP configuration on its own. That's why we have
> net-auto-wireless.

Hm? I added my network to /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, and ran
wpa_supplicant -Dwext -something something something and the dhcpcd
wlan0, and everything worked as expected. I'm not sure what you're
talking about here

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