can someone please tell me about unresolved deps, please?

David Cougle dcougle at
Sat Jun 7 03:49:29 EDT 2003

but will it have the unresolved deps for me as it does now?

>From: Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at>
>To: hostap at
>Subject: Re: can someone please tell me about unresolved deps, please?
>Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 19:53:11 -0700
>On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 06:41:31PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > I could reproduce your problem by undefining CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS.  You
> > should define CONFIG_NET_RADIO (Wireless LAN) in the kernel's .config -
> > that would enable CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS.
> >
> > Better protection against this case should be implemented.  For example,
> > by this patch:
> > +$(error Wireless LAN is not enabled in the kernel)
> > +endif
>No, that would break Linux 2.2.x and Linux 2.4.x/2.5.x when
>CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS is not defined. As confusing as it is, wireless
>extensions are configured with CONFIG_NET_RADIO, not
>CONFIG_NET_WIRELESS (which only enables new options in 'make *config').
>Anyway, I think that the driver used to work without wireless
>extensions and I'll take a quick look on whether this could be fixed
>without completely preventing the compilation without wireless
>extensions. The current hostap_ioctl.c does not compile anymore without
>wireless extensions, but I can probably just #ifdef WIRELESS_EXT it
>completely.. Doing the same for linux/wireless.h inclusion should fix
>the unresolved deps.
>I will probably add a warning about !CONFIG_NET_RADIO, but it will be an
>error only if I cannot easily make the driver to compile without
>Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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