debian from ethernet to wifi
jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Sep 14 22:17:57 UTC 2015
Debian is telling me wpa_supplicant doesn't exist and that packages have
wpa_supplicant in their name and then lists wpagui.
On Mon, 14 Sep 2015, Geoff Shang wrote:
> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:20:33
> From: Geoff Shang <geoff at quitelikely.com>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: debian from ethernet to wifi
> 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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