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Bug 227981 - net-misc/networkmanager - make wifi dependencies optional
Summary: net-misc/networkmanager - make wifi dependencies optional
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Steev Klimaszewski (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-18 06:24 UTC by Thomas Capricelli
Modified: 2008-06-19 01:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Thomas Capricelli 2008-06-18 06:24:15 UTC
I have an old ibook and gentoo insists on installing wpa-supplicant even if I have "-wifi" in my USE. There is no wifi on this computer, and as current ~ppc wpa-supplicant doesn't compile with gcc-4.3.1, this prevents the whole world update.
according to 'emerge -vta' wpa-supplicant is a forced dependance of networkmanager.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-18 09:55:39 UTC
So you request wifi stuff to be optional, in the end...
Comment 2 Steev Klimaszewski (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-06-19 01:19:19 UTC
I would suggest not using networkmanager on your machine then, because wpa_supplicant is integral to it working, even without wireless.  Need to take it upstream if you'd like something like that changed.