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FS#39841 - [wpa_supplicant] Add /etc/wpa_supplicant/defconfig to document build options

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Liam (networkimprov) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 01:54 GMT
Last edited by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 06:09 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

wpa_supplicant is built with a modified defconfig file. Please document how it is built by including that file as
/etc/wpa_supplicant/defconfig-arch # or similar name
This task depends upon

Closed by  Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Monday, 14 April 2014, 06:09 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 03:39 GMT
I've got to ask, why? Would would be the point?
Comment by Liam (networkimprov) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:29 GMT
There are a LOT of build options hard-wired into the binary, and no way (AFAIK) to list them from the command line.

If curious, see http://hostap.epitest.fi/cgit/hostap/tree/wpa_supplicant/defconfig

Some you might want to know:
CONFIG_IEEE80211W
CONFIG_IEEE80211R
CONFIG_IEEE80211N
CONFIG_IEEE80211AC
CONFIG_AP
CONFIG_P2P
CONFIG_TDLS
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:44 GMT
OK, but the config file is easily accessible via the website, Git, SVN, or the ABS. What would installing it to the filesystem accomplish?
Comment by Liam (networkimprov) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 04:57 GMT
Arch uses a modified build config, which I looked for but couldn't find.

And looking online would give you the most current file, but not necessarily what you've got installed.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 05:44 GMT
As I said, it's available from the website: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/wpa_supplicant/ (Source Files link on the right)
From Git: git://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git
From SVN: https://www.archlinux.org/svn/ (this link is on the front page)
And from the ABS: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Build_System

Most of the package in the repos have some kind of build time configuration, do you expect them all to install their build script?

As for it being the latest and not what is installed, every one of these gives you access to testing and core files separately, and Git and SVN have historical data. You should have the latest installed, anyway, so the whole thing is moot.
Comment by Liam (networkimprov) - Monday, 14 April 2014, 05:50 GMT
Ah I didn't see the source files link previously.

If you can't find out what's hard-wired via the command line, documenting the compile-time features is really helpful.

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