Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143961
rhpl should have wireless ext, v17
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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Description of problem:
New kernel in FC4 is updated to wireless extension v17 thus the drivers
use that. When one does system-config-network you get warnings about
this. Before rebuilding glibckernheaders and wireless-tools should be
updated (bugs filed saperately.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.update to FC4 with 2.6.10
2.use a wireless adapter
*** Bug 144661 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
My Fedora FC3 laptop was reporting:
Warning : Device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while we are using version 16.
Some things may be broken...
whenever system-config-network was used, while iwconfig -v reported:
iwconfig Wireless-Tools version 27
Compatible with Wireless Extension v11 to v17.
Kernel Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v17.
eth1 Recommend Wireless Extension v16 or later,
Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v17.
After some digging around, I realized that the warning was coming from the rhpl
package which carries its own private copy of the wireless-tools library in the
form of iwlib.c rather than linking with libiw.so provided by wireless-tools.
The iwlib.c in rhpl is indeed old. I patched the ethtools in rhpl source rpm to
link with libiw.so (requires minor changes to the code as some structures and
API has changed) and the warnings disappeared. I attach two patches, one
against rhpl-0.148.1-2 (I believe the current FC3), the other against
rhpl-0.158.1 (appears to be latest). Hope it helps.
Created attachment 113214 [details]
Make ethtools.c use libiw.so (in rhpl-0.148.1-2)
Created attachment 113215 [details]
Make ethtools.c use libiw.so (in rhpl-0.158.1)
cool! many thx! was on my todo list