debian from ethernet to wifi
geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Mon Sep 14 21:20:33 UTC 2015
On Mon, 14 Sep 2015, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I'm using a command line environment on what is probably a limited size
> laptop and the only wpa_supplicant on debian is a gui package. There's no
> command line version of that package.
I'm guessing it's wanting to install a bunch of graphical libraries, which
is why you're saying what you're saying.
wpasupplicant is not a GUI package and should install fine. It does
depend on a couple of networking libraries but that's it.
What I suspect is happening is that it's also wanting to install wpagui
which *is* a GUI program. This is a suggested package, and unfortunately
apt is configured to pull in recommended packages by default.
You can run the following command to turn this annoying feature off:
echo 'APT::Install-Recommends "false";'
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