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  1. Funtoo Linux
  2. FL-971

Warn after upgrade that net-misc/dhcpcd automatically launches wpa_supplicant now or remove this feature

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      OS: Funtoo Linux
      Kernel: 3.12.7-gentoo

      Description

      Since the last update dhcpcd automatically launches wpa_supplicant when it is started.
      When you already use wpa_supplicant with the provided init script you suddenly have two instances of wpa_supplicant fighting over the interface, which leads to connections that don't last longer than 10 seconds.

      Since I did a bigger update I wasn't sure, what was causing the problem so it took me hours trying to find out, what was wrong with my wpa_supplicant or my iwl5000-ucode - I never got to the idea, that dhcpcd might be the problem until I finally managed to connect with almost everything regarding network disabled and it broke again after adding dhcpcd.

      I suggest therefore to at least create a warning after the update (elog, etc.) that you should do "eselect rc delete wpa_supplicant" or to remove the mentioned feature from dhcpcd, since it doesn't seem to be the funtoo way to launch wifi everytime you launch dhcpc.

      The feature hook is currently placed in /lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks/10-wpa_supplicant

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        1. 6.3.0-changelog
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        2. 6.3.1-changelog
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        3. 6.3.2-changelog.txt
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        4. build.log
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        5. emerge-info.txt
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        6. emerge-pqv.txt
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              Assignee:
              dantrell dantrell [X] (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              bladewing Lukas Iffländer
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