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Bug 143960 - wireless tools should use v17
Summary: wireless tools should use v17
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-01-02 18:12 UTC by Sammy
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-04 20:31:20 UTC

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Description Sammy 2005-01-02 18:12:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
Kernel 2.6.10 is updated to V17 of Wireless Extension. Thus the wireless
drivers are compiled with that. This results in warnings etc in system-config-
network via rhpl. I am also filing a report with glibckernheaders which should
be updated as well.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.update to FC4 with 2.6.10
2.start using a wireless driver

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-01-17 21:27:15 UTC
wireless-tools-28.pre4 has been built into rawhide and fc3-updates,
FYI.  Does that help the problem at all?

Comment 2 Sammy 2005-01-18 01:35:04 UTC
I don't see it ! 

Comment 3 Sammy 2005-01-18 01:50:01 UTC
O.K. I got it from fc3. In the spec file there is a def that sais  =16 
I don't think it has any effect. I made it 17 and rebuilt. It seem ok. 
I'll test it a bit more. Of course this does not fix the rhpl dependence 
on the version 16 through glibc-kernheaders which contains wireless.h 
for Version 16. 

Comment 4 Péter, Soós 2005-01-24 09:47:31 UTC
You should update Fedora Core 2 too.

iwconfig reports the following after kernel update to 2.6.10-1.9_FC2:

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
Some things may be broken...

Comment 5 Dan Williams 2005-03-12 20:46:22 UTC
than: I believe that kdenetwork depends on wireless-tools too, so it would need to be 
updated in FC2 were I to update wireless-tools to v28.  Is this correct?

Comment 6 Dan Williams 2005-03-12 20:47:31 UTC
than: and by update, I only mean recompile against the new wireless-tools since they two 
are ABI compatible except for the change from "" -> "".

Comment 7 Ngo Than 2005-03-13 10:43:13 UTC
yes, kdenetworks needs to be rebuilt against new wireless-tools in
this case

Comment 8 jim 2005-04-01 14:42:36 UTC
I also get the 
"Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 16.
Some things may be broken..." 

I have kept this PC updated So why the error?

Comment 9 Dan Williams 2005-04-01 14:47:22 UTC
The wireless-tools package needs to be updated, and then kdenetwork,
NetworkManager, and system-config-network all need to be recompiled to match. 
The issue is that updated kernels include later versions of wireless extensions
but wireless-tools doesn't match that version.

Comment 10 Dan Williams 2005-05-04 20:31:20 UTC
A wireless-tools for FC3 was pushed which should fix this issue...


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