Bug 234725 - wireless-tools needs updated version
wireless-tools needs updated version
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2007-03-31 17:47 EDT by eric magaoay
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-31 22:27:37 EDT
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Description eric magaoay 2007-03-31 17:47:03 EDT
Description of problem:
running "iwlist" command gives the following warning:

Warning: Driver for device wmaster0 has been compiled with version 22
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20.
Some things may be broken...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
wireless-tools.x86_64 1:28-1.fc6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the following command:
      iwlist scanning
Comment 1 eric magaoay 2007-03-31 17:52:59 EDT
I forgot to mention the wireless driver that was installed:
     zd1211rw_mac80211, rc80211_simple
The summary should have been:
    wireless driver installed needs an updated version of wireless-tools

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-31 22:27:37 EDT
Sounds like you're using a third party driver which is built against a beta test
version of wireless tools.  28 is the latest released version.

Not really a bug in fedora.  If your driver still works, then I'd simply say
ignore it.  Else, try and manually rebuild your driver against the wireless
tools in Fedora.
Comment 3 eric magaoay 2007-04-02 12:41:32 EDT
I'm pulling from rawhide build (3.31.07) and the wireless driver is already
build into the kernel, with the exception of user space firmware taken from

Anyway, the wireless driver is functional so far. 

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