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FS#14113 - Why was madwifi support removed from wpa_supplicant?

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Sunday, 05 April 2009, 18:05 GMT
Last edited by James Rayner (iphitus) - Saturday, 09 May 2009, 14:18 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No
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Closed by  James Rayner (iphitus)
Saturday, 09 May 2009, 14:18 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by figue (figue) - Sunday, 05 April 2009, 18:49 GMT
I put wext driver (generic) and works fine again...
Comment by Viliam Šimovič (siigot) - Sunday, 05 April 2009, 22:22 GMT
Yes, I also switched from madwifi to -Dwext and everything works fine with that driver too. (Atheros & ACER Aspire notebook)
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Monday, 06 April 2009, 09:15 GMT
Was this announced somewhere? No update-message, no commit-message..
how did you all know?
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Monday, 04 May 2009, 14:06 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
No, sorry, this is not `fixed'. `Where was this announced' was my last question. I've lost hours yesterday because I didn't know what was going on and had no network at the same time..
Comment by Petar Bogdanovic (pebo) - Tuesday, 05 May 2009, 13:14 GMT
Thanks for re-opening.

Is there still anyone who's willing to help me understand, why this
intrusive change failed to get my attention?

Or in other words: How did you all know?
Comment by James Rayner (iphitus) - Saturday, 09 May 2009, 14:17 GMT
wext (wireless extensions) is the default interface that most drivers use.

There was no announcement for this, I suppose it wasn't considered to be a significant enough change. It probably isnt. I'm fairly sure madwifi has supported wext for a while and as a result most people would have been using it already.
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