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Bug 442052 - =sys-power/pm-utils-1.4.1-r3: CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS kernel option is obsolete and shouldn't be used
Summary: =sys-power/pm-utils-1.4.1-r3: CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS kernel option is obso...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Freedesktop bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-11-06 15:47 UTC by haarp
Modified: 2021-01-06 21:11 UTC (History)
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Description haarp 2012-11-06 15:47:36 UTC
pm-utils installs /usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/wireless which is among those scripts executed whenever a laptop switches to battery.
This script checks for /sys/class/net/*/wireless/ to determine whether it sees a wireless interface.
The existence of this depends on CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS. Linux menuconfig warns that this is going to be removed soon and that userspace should be updated.
Comment 1 haarp 2012-11-06 15:48:37 UTC
Upstream bug (also contains a patch):
Comment 2 haarp 2012-11-06 15:49:49 UTC
sorry, correct link here:
Comment 3 Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2014-06-04 20:07:05 UTC
The problem with the patch from upstream bug is that this would add extra dependency, to 'wireless-utils', which is also deprecated, in favour of 'iw'

Not sure what to do here :-(