wpa_supplicant service fails to autostart on Fedora 8

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Thu Jan 3 09:40:23 EST 2008


On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 10:43 +0100, Robert Allerstorfer wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Dec 2007, 11:10 GMT-05 Dan Williams wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 2007-12-31 at 13:47 +0100, Robert Allerstorfer wrote:
> >> I am trying to activate the wlan0 device automatically at booting
> >> Fedora 8. It should associate to my WPA2-personal protected Access
> >> Point. Since NetworkManager 0.7 svn3109 does NOT work for this, I
> >> don't start that service. Instead, I have set the wpa_supplicant
> >> service to autostart. This will run
> >> 'wpa_supplicant -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -iwlan0
> >> -Dwext -B -u -f -d'
> >> which fails while booting:
> >> [root at localhost ~]# cat /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log
> >> Could not acquire the system bus.
> 
> > You're probably interested in Fedora bug #244029.  That's the best place
> > to track your issue since it's a Fedora specific issue.
> 
> > Dan
> 
> OK, with the official current wpa_supplicant package for Fedora 8
> (0.5.7-16.fc8), wpa_supplicant cannot be autostarted as a service.
> Updating wpa_supplicant to version 0.5.7-20.fc8 currently available
> from Fedora's updates-testing repo solves this problem:

Now that it's gone through some testing, it's likely time to push it to
plain updates.

dan

> [root at localhost ~]# yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update wpa_supplicant
> [root at localhost ~]# rpm -q --changelog wpa_supplicant | more
> * Mon Dec 24 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-20
> - Fix LSB initscript header to ensure 'messagebus' is started first (rh #244029)
> 
> * Thu Dec 06 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-19
> - Fix two leaks when signalling state and scan results (rh #408141)
> 
> * Mon Dec 03 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-18
> - Add logrotate config file (rh #404181)
> - Add new LSB initscript header to initscript with correct deps (rh #244029)
> - Move other runtime arguments to /etc/sysconfig/wpa_supplicant
> 
> * Thu Nov 15 2007 Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> - 0.5.7-17
> - Start after messagebus service (rh #385191)
> - Fix initscript 'condrestart' command (rh #217281)
> 
> After doing
> [root at localhost ~]# chkconfig wpa_supplicant off
> [root at localhost ~]# chkconfig wpa_supplicant on
> 
> the startup priority will change from 12 to 28, after the messagebus
> service:
> [root at localhost ~]# ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc*.d/S*wpa_supplicant
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc4.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2007-12-31 14:16 /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S28wpa_supplicant -> ../init.d/wpa_supplicant
> 
> With autostarting the wpa_supplicant service and NOT using
> NetworkManager, establishing a wireless connection to a WPA2 protected
> access point with a Broadcom card works for the first time for me on
> Fedora :-)
> 
> rob.
> 
> 
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