Bug 154490 - Wireless extension off sync with wireless-tools
Wireless extension off sync with wireless-tools
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc-kernheaders (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Woodhouse
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-04-12 02:50 EDT by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-27 19:45:06 EDT
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Make ethtools.c use libiw.so (6.17 KB, patch)
2005-04-13 11:18 EDT, Emre Telatar
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Make ethtools.c use libiw.so (in rhpl-0.158.1) (6.16 KB, patch)
2005-04-13 11:20 EDT, Emre Telatar
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Description Ville Skyttä 2005-04-12 02:50:01 EDT
When launching system-config-network, I get a lot of this in the console:

  Warning : Device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
  of Wireless Extension, while we are using version 16.
  Some things may be broken...

eth1 is a PCMCIA WLAN card.  See also bug 151516 comment 5.
Comment 1 Emre Telatar 2005-04-13 11:18:12 EDT
Created attachment 113100 [details]
Make ethtools.c use libiw.so
Comment 2 Emre Telatar 2005-04-13 11:20:23 EDT
Created attachment 113102 [details]
Make ethtools.c use libiw.so (in rhpl-0.158.1)
Comment 3 Emre Telatar 2005-04-13 11:22:08 EDT
I observed the same warning with FC3 after upgrading to 2.6.10 kernels.  It
turns out that the problem lies with the rhpl package, which appears to contain
its own wireless tools library in iwlib.c rather than linking with libiw.so. 
The iwlib.c code in the wireless tools package is indeed old, in any case it is
probably not a good idea to have the same code in two packages.  I modified the
rhpl source files to link with libiw.so and the warnings disappeared.  (The
changes in rhpl source simply use the newer structures and API's in libiw.)  I
just sent two patches: one against rhpl-0.148.1-2 (current FC3) and rhpl-0.158.1
(appears to be latest).  Hope this helps.

Bug 143960 seems to talk about the same problem.
Comment 4 Emre Telatar 2005-04-13 11:37:01 EDT
I observed the same warning with FC3 after upgrading to 2.6.10 kernels.  It
turns out that the problem lies with the rhpl package, which appears to contain
its own wireless tools library in iwlib.c rather than linking with libiw.so. 
The iwlib.c code in the rhpl package is indeed old, in any case it is probably
not a good idea to have the same code in two packages.  I modified the rhpl
source files to link with libiw.so and the warnings disappeared.  (The changes
in rhpl source simply use the newer structures and API's in libiw.)  I just sent
two patches: one against rhpl-0.148.1-2 (current FC3) and rhpl-0.158.1 (appears
to be latest).  Hope this helps.

Bug 143960 seems to talk about the same problem.

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