FS#34728 - netctl default path to wpa_supplicant.conf

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Lachlan (padfoot) - Thursday, 11 April 2013, 09:44 GMT
Last edited by Jouke Witteveen (jouke) - Saturday, 13 April 2013, 11:40 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
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Votes 0
Private No


Description: Default path for wpa_supplicant.conf in netctl is not consistent with the default path in the wpa_supplicant package.

I understand the path to wpa_supplicant.conf in netctl is configurable, but the default is currently set to /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

Should this not default to the packaged default in wpa_supplicant, which is /etc/wpa_suppicant/wpa_supplicant.conf?


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Closed by  Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Saturday, 13 April 2013, 11:40 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Comment by Jouke Witteveen (jouke) - Saturday, 13 April 2013, 11:40 GMT
Read the man page of wpa_supplicant. It suggests /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.
Making /etc/wpa_suppicant/wpa_supplicant.conf the default is a very bad idea as this is almost certainly not the configuration file a user wants, but it exists and can thus make for hard-to-debug situations.