Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251809
wireless-tools kvetches about wireless extensions after kernel 126.96.36.199-32.fc6 upgrade
Last modified: 2007-12-27 18:41:48 EST
Description of problem:
Latest fc6 kernel (2.6.22) includes wireless extensions v22, seemingly this
causes wireless-tools-28 to be fussy and complain that it is outdated when run.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to latest fc6 kernel: 188.8.131.52-32
2. iwlist --version
[root@localhost ~]# iwlist --version
iwlist Wireless-Tools version 28
Compatible with Wireless Extension v11 to v20.
Kernel Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v22.
eth1 Recommend Wireless Extension v16 or later,
Currently compiled with Wireless Extension v22.
wireless-tools supports the current wireless extensions in the kernel
Would it be worth rebuilding the v29 build for f8t1 on fc6 to see if it functions?
Not unless you are willing to rebuild 'rhpl' and 'NetworkManager', too:
libiw.so.28 is needed by (installed) rhpl-0.194-1.i386
libiw.so.28 is needed by (installed) NetworkManager-0.6.4-5.fc6.i386
Does this affect behaviour, or is this just cosmetic? In FC7 we disabled this
warning from being output to the console. I'm guessing we can do the same here.
Cosmetic, as far as I can tell.
This laptop has a ipw3945 card in it, so I'm using freshrpms' driver and kernel
module for it. As a side effect, WPA was busted by the combo of latest
ipw3945+fc6's wpa_supplicant. This buglet was enough to finally motivate me to
rebuild wpa-supplicant and wireless-tools from f8t1 to fix the cosmetic issue as
well as the WPA issue I was having.
To address the issue in Comment #1 - symlinking libiw.so.28 to point at the
library provided by a newer wireless-tools packge solves the problem and
Since we discontinued support for Fc6, I guess I'm going to close this. It
wasn't that big of an issue anyway, and you had a workaround. Should not be an
issue in newer Fedora versions.