hostapd on Slackware Linux 12.2 - compile errors

Jesper Juhl jj at chaosbits.net
Thu Apr 2 17:57:30 EDT 2009


Hi,

I'm trying to get my 'fit-PC slim' 
(http://www.fit-pc.com/new/fit-pc-slim-specifications.html), currently 
running Slackware Linux 12.2, going as a wireless access point.
The built-in wifi NIC is RaLink RT2571W that supports both NIC and 
access-point mode (as far as I've been able to find out) and should be 
supported by the rt73usb driver in Linux.

I tried to research the requirements for getting this working and 
concluded that I'd need a Linux 2.6.29+ kernel, libnl 1.1+ and the latest 
stable hostapd.

I'm currently running a 2.6.29 kernel with all the required bits enabled 
(.config available upon request) - actually, it's a kernel.org git 
snapshot as of today, so slightly patched compared to plain 2.6.29.

I couldn't access the libnl homepage - it seems to be having problems 
currently, so I grabbed the current git repo from kernel.org - it build 
and installed perfectly.

My current problem is with hostapd. I downloaded the latest stable version 
(0.6.9), created a .config (attached) and tried to build it, but it fails 
with the following : 

# make 
...
cc -MMD -O2 -Wall -g -DHOSTAPD_DUMP_STATE -I../src -I../src/crypto 
-I../src/utils -I../src/common -DCONFIG_CTRL_IFACE 
-DCONFIG_CTRL_IFACE_UNIX -DCONFIG_IAPP -DCONFIG_RSN_PREAUTH 
-DCONFIG_PEERKEY -DCONFIG_DRIVER_HOSTAP -DCONFIG_DRIVER_NL80211 -DEAP_MD5 
-DEAP_TLS -DEAP_PEAP -DEAP_TTLS -DEAP_MSCHAPv2 -DEAP_GTC -DEAP_SERVER 
-DEAP_TLS_FUNCS -DPKCS12_FUNCS -DINTERNAL_SHA256 -DCONFIG_NO_FIPS186_2_PRF 
-DCONFIG_NO_T_PRF -DCONFIG_IPV6   -c -o driver_nl80211.o driver_nl80211.c
driver_nl80211.c: In function 'send_and_recv_msgs':
driver_nl80211.c:182: warning: passing argument 1 of 
'nl_send_auto_complete' from incompatible pointer type
driver_nl80211.c:197: warning: passing argument 1 of 'nl_recvmsgs' from 
incompatible pointer type
driver_nl80211.c: In function 'i802_init_sockets':
driver_nl80211.c:2198: warning: implicit declaration of function 
'nl_handle_alloc_cb'
driver_nl80211.c:2198: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer 
without a cast
driver_nl80211.c:2204: warning: passing argument 1 of 'genl_connect' from 
incompatible pointer type
driver_nl80211.c:2215: warning: passing argument 1 of 
'genl_ctrl_alloc_cache' from incompatible pointer type
driver_nl80211.c:2215: error: too few arguments to function 
'genl_ctrl_alloc_cache'
driver_nl80211.c: In function 'i802_deinit':
driver_nl80211.c:2651: warning: implicit declaration of function 
'nl_handle_destroy'
make: *** [driver_nl80211.o] Error 1

Any input as to what I'm doing wrong would be greatly appreciated.
If there's any additional info you need me to provide, don't hesitate to 
ask.

Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide.

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