Failed installing wpa_supplicant

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr
Thu Jun 29 15:15:38 PDT 2006

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On Thursday 29 June 2006 18:02, James wrote:
> Hi Andrew;
> Thanks for the response. I did try to diable the smart card support. I
> define "n" and and try again with "make clean" and "make" and still get 
> the same error message.

Well, pcsc (see filename below) is a widely-used smartcard library, so 
something smartcard related is not getting disabled. Look at pcsc_funcs.c and 
see if the line

#include <winscard.h>

is wrapped in any #ifdefs, like maybe:


then add CONFIG_WINDOWS=n (or whatever) to your .config file. 

> By the way I am using certificate that's been 
> generated using open ssl. If the smartcard is disable, is the
> wpa_supplicant still able to read the private key?

It will unless the private key is on a smart card. I believe wpa_supplicant 
relies on OpenSSL for it's own certificate support to some extent, so make 
sure you have that installed, including the header files.

If I may ask, why are you not using distribution packages? Most all distros 
package wpa_supplicant.

> On 6/29/06, Andrew Barr <andrew.james.barr at> wrote:
> > On Thursday 29 June 2006 14:15, James wrote:
> > > pcsc_funcs.c:22:22: warning: winscard.h: No such file or directory

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