wpa supplicant/ipw3945, ESSID last char missing

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Mon Oct 9 23:29:09 PDT 2006

Theodore Tso <tytso at mit.edu> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 05:00:31PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
>> Distributions _are_ shipping those tools already.  The problem is more
>> with older distributions where, for example, the kernel gets upgraded
>> but other stuff does not.  If a kernel upgrade happens, then the distro
>> needs to make sure userspace works with it.  That's nothing new.
> Um, *which* distro's are shipping it already?  RHEL4?  SLES10?  I
> thought we saw a note saying that even Debian **unstable** didn't have
> a new enough version of the wireless-tools....

Debian is currently in (pre-) freeze mode, and new upstream versions of
core packages are uploaded very very carefully. To see whats going on
with the wireless-tools package, see [1, 2].

[3] shows that 29pre10 was uploaded to experimental on Thu,  4 May 2006

So you are right, debian unstable doesn't ship the latest version,
because that would have the potential to make problems with the release
of debian 4.0 (aka etch). The updated package however is there. If this
package should go to etch, because 2.6.18 is likely to be the kernel
etch ships, then both the maintainer and the release team needs to be
convinced about that.

[1] http://packages.debian.org/wireless-tools
[2] http://packages.qa.debian.org/wireless-tools
[3] http://packages.qa.debian.org/w/wireless-tools/news/20060504T210628Z.html

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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