Bug 143960 - wireless tools should use v17
wireless tools should use v17
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-01-02 13:12 EST by Sammy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-04 16:31:20 EDT
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Description Sammy 2005-01-02 13:12:18 EST
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Description of problem:
Kernel 2.6.10 is updated to V17 of Wireless Extension. Thus the wireless
drivers are compiled with that. This results in warnings etc in system-config-
network via rhpl. I am also filing a report with glibckernheaders which should
be updated as well.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.update to FC4 with 2.6.10
2.start using a wireless driver

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-01-17 16:27:15 EST
wireless-tools-28.pre4 has been built into rawhide and fc3-updates,
FYI.  Does that help the problem at all?
Comment 2 Sammy 2005-01-17 20:35:04 EST
I don't see it ! 
Comment 3 Sammy 2005-01-17 20:50:01 EST
O.K. I got it from fc3. In the spec file there is a def that sais  =16 
I don't think it has any effect. I made it 17 and rebuilt. It seem ok. 
I'll test it a bit more. Of course this does not fix the rhpl dependence 
on the version 16 through glibc-kernheaders which contains wireless.h 
for Version 16. 
Comment 4 Péter, Soós 2005-01-24 04:47:31 EST
You should update Fedora Core 2 too.

iwconfig reports the following after kernel update to 2.6.10-1.9_FC2:

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
Some things may be broken...
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2005-03-12 15:46:22 EST
than: I believe that kdenetwork depends on wireless-tools too, so it would need to be 
updated in FC2 were I to update wireless-tools to v28.  Is this correct?
Comment 6 Dan Williams 2005-03-12 15:47:31 EST
than: and by update, I only mean recompile against the new wireless-tools since they two 
are ABI compatible except for the change from "libiw.so.27" -> "libiw.so.28".
Comment 7 Ngo Than 2005-03-13 05:43:13 EST
yes, kdenetworks needs to be rebuilt against new wireless-tools in
this case
Comment 8 jim 2005-04-01 09:42:36 EST
I also get the 
"Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
Some things may be broken..." 

I have kept this PC updated So why the error?
Comment 9 Dan Williams 2005-04-01 09:47:22 EST
The wireless-tools package needs to be updated, and then kdenetwork,
NetworkManager, and system-config-network all need to be recompiled to match. 
The issue is that updated kernels include later versions of wireless extensions
but wireless-tools doesn't match that version.
Comment 10 Dan Williams 2005-05-04 16:31:20 EDT
A wireless-tools for FC3 was pushed which should fix this issue...


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