Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 329001
No NDISwrapper RPM package in Fedora
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:09:00 EDT
Description of problem:
NDISwrapper is a critical piece of software, used for running hardware which has
no native Linux support by means of Windows drivers. It acts like a wrapper
between Linux kernel and proprietary software drivers.
This is especially important for the vast majority of laptops or other "special"
hardware that will be totally disabled otherwise.
No NDISwrapper package specially crafted for Fedora 7/8 exist in the native
repository; however, there are RPM packages at Livna, DAG or Dries repositories
- not all of them work OK.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7.92 + updates as of October 12, 2007.
There is no NDISwrapper package in the official Fedora repository.
Please include a NDISwrapper RPM package specially crafted for the most current
version of Fedora.
NDISwrapper is of dubious legality from a licensing standpoint, conflicts badly
with kernel infrastructure such as 4k stacks, and leaves users in a situation
where any bugs in the Windows drivers can't actually be fixed. It is not
suitable for Fedora, and actually should probably be added to