Accepted wpasupplicant 0.5.4-5 (source)

Ubuntu Installer archive at
Fri Aug 11 15:42:11 BST 2006

 OK: wpasupplicant_0.5.4-5.dsc
     -> Component: main Section: net
 OK: wpasupplicant_0.5.4-5.diff.gz

Origin: Debian/unstable
Format: 1.7
Date: Fri,  11 Aug 2006 13:55:51 +0100
Source: wpasupplicant
Binary: wpasupplicant, wpagui
Architecture: source
Version: 0.5.4-5
Distribution: edgy
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian/Ubuntu wpasupplicant Maintainers <pkg-wpa-devel at>
Changed-By: Scott James Remnant <scott at>
 wpasupplicant - Client support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i)
 wpasupplicant (0.5.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
   * STDIN was not given to external mapping script correctly. Use the power of
     eval to fix the issue. []
   * Fix stupid debian/control error: duplicate Suggests fields.
 wpasupplicant (0.5.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
   * Add support to and for allowing external mapping
     logic to be used as opposed to the id_str logic. Thanks to Felix Homman
     for the great insight while implementing this feature.
   * Add a timeout loop of max 60s when waiting for an action to finish.
   * Minor cleanups wrt code comments and function placement in
   * Suggest guessnet, now that it can directly "plug in" to wpa_action. Also
     demote iproute from Recommends to Suggests, it is not important by any
     means and was only added to honour a wishlist request.
   * Prepare for ctrl_interface socket changes in 0.5.5. It can be provided by
     'DIR=foo GID=bar' or 'ctrl_interface=foo' in wpa_supplicant.conf. Our sed
     check for this path in should now support both alternatives.
   * Move LOCKFILE and LOGFILE into WPA_ namespace. []
   * Use semi-colon instead of comma for verbose output as that seems to be a
     standard among many different applications. 
 wpasupplicant (0.5.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
   * Further optimisation of, use return values in
     init_wpa_supplicant() to dictate if further commands should follow, rather
     than exiting immediately.
   * Standardize echo'ing in Add a wpa_msg() function to take care
     of "verbose|action|stdout|stderr" messages.
   * Add a 5 second timeout loop to init_wpa_supplicant() that waits for the
     ctrl_interface socket to be established before allowing wpa_cli to launch,
     and avoid a race condition. This means other functions no longer need to
     test for existance of the ctrl_interface socket. []
   * Rename WPA_DRIVER to WPA_SUP_DRIVER to conform with name scheme of other
     similar variables. []
   * Add (untested) wpa-bridge support to This is an experimental
     upstream feature.
   * Major refactoring of, with all related commands put into
     independent shell functions.
   * Improve feedback from when used interactively. Give usage
     statement instead of simply returning "insufficient parameters".
   * 'wpa_action reload' is logged after the action. It is called interactively,
     and should also give interactive feedback. Same for 'wpa_action stop'.
   * Remove superfluous check for /var/log, and put logging initialisation into
     its own function, log_init(). []
   * Shut `ip addr flush dev "$IFACE" up', it almost always has nothing to flush.
   * wpa-ifupdown init script now takes care of all interfaces while displaying
     only one line.
   * Don't set -e in wpa-ifupdown script no longer takes exit
     status into account, and I'd prefer to account for all possible avenues of
     exit possible and log all encountered problems.
   * Really fix #375599, by containing the CTRL_IFACE_DIR path in WPA_SUP_CONF
     always, customised or not. The WPA_CTRL_IFACE socket was not being created
     when ommitted from the wpa_supplicant.conf file.
   * Add 'wpa-maint-debug' to enable set -x in, so that we can easy
     track down vague problems.
   * Slightly modify the way in which madwifi is activated. The default config
     we apply does not activate madwifi by default any longer, it is done via
     seperate patches; 20_include_madwifi modifies the .config file to activate
     the driver_madwifi backend, and adds the required CFLAGS to find the
     includes that are later added via one of the 21_madwifi*_includes patches.
   * Update madwifi includes to that of the current offering in the debian
     archive, r1680.
   * Implement basic locking for wpa_action action's for when the user callable
     "stop" action is executed while wpa_action is busy configuring the device.
     The wpa_cli daemon is killed, then wpa_action waits for the current action
     to finish gracefully before killing wpa_suppliant. This helps avoid
     inconsistencies with ifupdown when volatile conditions are experienced as
     part of the roaming setup (for example, driver problems causing connection
   * Condemn the use of wpa-action scripts:
     - add NEWS item describing the superior alternative: wpa-roam
     - remove example action scripts
     - remove conf_wpa_cli() from
   * Condense README.Debian and NEWS, so that they contain only relevant items,
     and do not repeat the same information.
   * Massive enhancement of README.modes, in an attempt to relay the
     information about how this package, and wpa_supplicant work in debian with
     the greatest of clarity.
   * Harden tests for daemon pidfiles. No longer be satisfied that a pidfile
     exists, but use start-stop-daemon to test its validity by sending a signal
     0. Remove pidfiles that do not pass the test.
   * Fix stupid $DAEMON_VEROSITY typo that was used consistently throughout
     script. []
   * Assoctiate "down" with the stop action of wpa_action.
   * Thanks Marc Haber for reading over docs and notifying of some of the
     follwoing issues.
     - Fix typo "automattically" in README.modes.
     - Remove bogus pre-up example from wpa_action(8) and README.modes
     - Explain in more detail how /etc/wpa_supplicant/ works in
   * Add "The Logfile" section to README.modes.
   * Add patch from upstream to fix writing of stakey, peerkey, and id_str
     network configuration variables into the configuration file when
     update_config=1 is set. Thanks to Felix for reporting.
 b95bf7f979c3d4ad78281b0f0480c621 814 net optional wpasupplicant_0.5.4-5.dsc
 54aa6f627e06099e04d557d1f59bcef5 76194 net optional wpasupplicant_0.5.4-5.diff.gz

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