debian from ethernet to wifi

Geoff Shang geoff at
Mon Sep 14 23:38:46 UTC 2015

On Mon, 14 Sep 2015, Tim Chase wrote:

> Annoyingly, "/sbin/wpa_supplicant" is provided by the "wpasupplicant"
> package.  The executable has an underscore in its name while the
> package doesn't (facepalm).

That would do it.

In Debian, the underscore character separates the package name from the 
version number, so can't be used like this.

As I've never called the executable directly, I've never noticed the 

And doing an apt-cache search for wpa_supplicant brings up dhcpcd-gtk and 
wpagui but not wpasupplicant.  #fail


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