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Re: Fedora 11 wireless-tools yum erase?



On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 13:59 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 12:14 +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
> > Why does yum erase wireless-tools want to:
> > Removing for dependencies:
> > anaconda
> > firstboot
> > rhpl
> > system-config-(boot,date,date-docs,firewall,
> > firewall-tui,keyboard,kickstart,language,lvm,
> > network,network-tui,rootpassword,users,users-docs)
> > 
> > This is a wired desktop, that has absolutely no need for wireless
> > or indeed wpa-supplicant which want to remove:
> > NetworkManager
> > NetworkManager-gnome
> > anaconda
> > system-config-kickstart
> > 
> > I know --nodeps could be used, or indeed use "network service"
> > but currently have no problems with NM
> > 
> > Bu how?, are they tied into so much.
> > 
> > Frank
> > 
> I'm not sure about most of these, but I'd like to note that
> wpa-supplicant is not a wireless-only tool (that one of your sentences
> seem to imply). I use it at dorm to authenticate to wired network (as
> well as at home to authenticate to home wifi network). And because some
> NM features clearly require its presence, it would be broken if it did
> not require it.

Which is exactly why NM requires the supplicant, because without it, you
can't connect to 802.1x-protected *wired* networks like yours, and you
can't just plug in a wifi adapter and have it work out of the box.

Dan



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