wpa_supplicant issues resolved

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 01:25:50 UTC 2006

Just in case someone upgrades from Breezy to Dapper and uses wpa_supplicant 
you might want to keep an eye on this.

When I upgraded some weird things happened, most notably the script that 
starts wpa_supplicant (/etc/init.d/wpasupplicant) was not updated to reflect 
the new location of the daemon.

the script has a line that says:

The problem is that there was no softlink to its real location in that 
You will need to change it to:

Another thing that happened was that my config files were blown away, however 
(thankfully) they were backed up.  (with a dpkg extension)
check /etc/default for wpasupplicant (where the options for interface, driver, 
and config file are stored).
check for /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf (which in the newer versions is moved 
to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf)

Also make sure your /etc/network/interfaces file is still what you expect.  
I'm not sure wpa_supplicant changed this, it may have been ifplugd.  

I'm still trying to figure out why udev is still creating /dev/null with root 
only access every time the udev package is updated.  However, I've at least 
figured out the wpa_supplicant issue.


See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
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