[pkg-fso-maint] install.sh - vfat part1 supported, wicd remains difficult

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Sat Feb 21 16:10:12 UTC 2009

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:02:45 +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:

> Rather than installing with apt-get, which for some non-understood reasons starts the
> wicd, 

The reason is known: dh_installinit adds the "start the daemon"
stanza to postinst.

> I have added wicd to the list of extra packages to be installed with cdebootstrap.
> For some reason unknown to me - but hopefully known to you - this is ignored.

Hu? Interesting.
> The configuration is installed as before, but now allows the config file to be already
> existing.
>         case "$WITH_WIFI" in
>           "wicd")
>                 # the package was already installed via cdebootstrap
>                 echo " * Installing wicd for wifi setup"
>                 if [ -r "$INST_DIR/etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf" ]; then
>                         grep -v ^wired_interface "$INST_DIR/etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf" > \
>                                 "$INST_DIR/etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf"
>                 else
>                         mkdir $INST_DIR/etc/wicd
>                 fi
>                 echo "wired_interface =" >> $INST_DIR/etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf
>                 ;;

If my tests from the other night are not flawed then wicd won't start
if /etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf exists before the first start but
contains only the single line
"wired_interface ="

FWIW: I had a look at mofi and lint-wifi yesterday; both are not
packaged for Debian, and both are frustrating (things like no
tarballs, strange stuff in svn, embedded python modules (which are
not packaged either), and so on ...)


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