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#1 2018-06-30 13:36:08

K900
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Registered: 2013-04-18
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NetworkManager 1.12 hard-depends on wpa_supplicant

Is this intended? iwd can provide the same functionality now, and since that works fine for my use cases, I'd love to get rid of wpa_supplicant for good.

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#2 2018-06-30 13:51:42

progandy
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Registered: 2012-05-17
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Re: NetworkManager 1.12 hard-depends on wpa_supplicant

Does networkmanager still work if you remove wpa_supplicant? Maybe the wpa_cupplicant glue is not modular enough yet.


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#3 2018-06-30 14:25:43

seth
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Registered: 2012-09-03
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Re: NetworkManager 1.12 hard-depends on wpa_supplicant

I guess wpa_supplicant and iwd first would have to provide a common dependecy ("wifi-cable" or such) since NM seems to hard-depend on the functionality, ie. one of them has to be installed, so they cannot be both optional.

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#4 2018-06-30 15:52:58

loqs
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Re: NetworkManager 1.12 hard-depends on wpa_supplicant

Would have thought NetworkManager would reach here without either https://github.com/NetworkManager/Netwo … ory.c#L126

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#5 2018-07-11 17:14:23

Omar007
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Registered: 2015-04-09
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Re: NetworkManager 1.12 hard-depends on wpa_supplicant

From my personal testing NetworkManager has no problem running when you remove wpa_supplicant. You do however have to set it to use iwd otherwise it will not do any wifi whatsoever (i.o.w., it does not seem to auto-detect the backend)

cat /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/iwd.conf
[device]
wifi.backend=iwd

That said, iwd itself is not working for me yet, even without NetworkManager.

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