Bug 251809 - wireless-tools kvetches about wireless extensions after kernel 2.6.22.1-32.fc6 upgrade
wireless-tools kvetches about wireless extensions after kernel 2.6.22.1-32.fc...
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2007-08-11 12:10 EDT by nathan r. hruby
Modified: 2007-12-27 18:41 EST (History)
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Description nathan r. hruby 2007-08-11 12:10:55 EDT
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causes wireless-tools-28 to be fussy and complain that it is outdated when run.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):
wireless-tools-28-1.fc6

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. upgrade to latest fc6 kernel: 2.6.22.1-32
2. iwlist --version
  
Actual results:
[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.

[root@localhost ~]#

Expected results:
wireless-tools supports the current wireless extensions in the kernel

Additional info:
Would it be worth rebuilding the v29 build for f8t1 on fc6  to see if it functions?

http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=7061
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2007-08-20 08:28:29 EDT
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
Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-09-11 14:08:37 EDT
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.
Comment 3 nathan r. hruby 2007-09-11 16:22:54 EDT
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
WORKSFORME. 
Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2007-12-27 18:41:48 EST
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.

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