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Bug 456061 - call of wpa_supplicant by dbus ignores /etc/sysconfig
Summary: call of wpa_supplicant by dbus ignores /etc/sysconfig
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wpa_supplicant
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-21 10:22 UTC by Axel
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:15:01 UTC

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Description Axel 2008-07-21 10:22:58 UTC
Description of problem:

There is a /etc/sysconfig entry for wpa_supplicant, which I want to use to dump
logging into /dev/null.  But the file
hard-codes the configuration as 

 Exec=/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -u -f

Probably, this should be 
 Exec=/sbin/service wpa_supplicant start

Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2008-07-21 14:55:02 UTC
Maybe if you filed it against the correct component you'd had more luck. Either
way, to me your request sounds invalid.

Comment 2 Dan Williams 2008-07-21 15:52:19 UTC
So the issue with calling /sbin/service is that if the user doesn't have -u on
the options line in the sysconfig setup, this would silently break since the
.service file is a dbus activation file.  What might work better is to have a
custom script that pulls in some options from the sysconfig prefs but also
_always_ adds -u to the end of the line.

Basically, all we care about here are the logging settings.  Any -c, -i, or -D
info is pretty much useless when using the D-Bus interface since that gets
specified using the dbus interface and not on the command line.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 02:09:52 UTC
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:15:01 UTC
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