[PATCH] wpa_supplicant 0.6.X: fix FTBFS on Debian GNU/kFreebsd

Holger Schurig holgerschurig
Tue Mar 2 04:21:26 PST 2010

> Please do offer suggestions as to why 0.7.X is a better candidate.

Oh, there are some reasons.

WEXT is E.O.L.

0.6.x can only do WEXT. And WEXT is 802.11n stupid.

WEXT cannot do mac80211's mesh (okay, that's not an issue for wpa_supplicant)

Wireless developers are moving away from WEXT, e.g Luis just now wrote 
"Anyway, it would be a good thing to forget about iwconfig now.".

It's already difficult to backport some fixes from 0.7.x driver_wext.c to 
0.6's driver_wext.c

But hey, Joini said that 0.6.x continues to be the stable version, so all of 
my arguing is bogus if you're targeting Debian Stable. I just hope that once 
the next Debian stable is released, Debian unstable will get something newer 


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