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Harry33
December 7th, 2012, 06:39 PM
The newest wpa (1.0-3ubuntu1) contains a bug.
The package wpasupplicant (which is a dependency of network-manager) depends on libreadline5.
Well we have had libreadline6 in use already with Precise Pangolin.

So updating wpasupplicant pulls in libreadline5 too.

dino99
December 7th, 2012, 07:12 PM
libreadline5 is also already used by some other packages. I suppose that wpa is using 5 for a good reason (but dont ask me which one ;) )

smartboyhw
December 8th, 2012, 09:15 AM
The newest wpa (1.0-3ubuntu1) contains a bug.
The package wpasupplicant (which is a dependency of network-manager) depends on libreadline5.
Well we have had libreadline6 in use already with Precise Pangolin.

So updating wpasupplicant pulls in libreadline5 too.
Well the developers don't read here. Why don't you report a bug in Launchpad against this package?

zika
December 8th, 2012, 10:30 AM
Well the developers don't read hereThat's a myth... ;)

mc4man
December 8th, 2012, 10:25 PM
changelog (debian

* revert to GNU readline for wpa_cli, instead of using the internal readline
implementation added in wpa 1~. Prefer libreadline-gplv2-dev, because libnl
is GPL-2 (only) - switching back to the internal readline implementation is
targeted for wheezy+1 (Closes: #677993, #678077).

libreadline-gplv2-dev uses libreadline5

ventrical
December 8th, 2012, 10:41 PM
changelog (debian


libreadline-gplv2-dev uses libreadline5


libreadline5 just installed itself today in updates ?

I just let it roll in.

No show stoppers.

Harry33
December 9th, 2012, 12:26 PM
libreadline5 just installed itself today in updates ?

I just let it roll in.

No show stoppers.

True it does not behave like a show stopper.
But I just do not like having both libreadline5 and libreadline6 installed.
Libreadline6 is definitely newer, hence ABI bumb on naming too.

mc4man
December 9th, 2012, 05:18 PM
But I just do not like having both libreadline5 and libreadline6 installed.
Libreadline6 is definitely newer, hence ABI bumb on naming too.
wpa didn't/does not use libreadline6, re-quoting snipped

instead of using the internal readline implementation added in wpa 1~.