Android proposal ( - to be compilant with hostap directory structure - current build fail.

Simon mengxipeng at
Wed Mar 16 10:18:03 EDT 2011

I've compiled wpa_supplicant  on android platform successfully.
I only wrote a in the wpa_supplicant subdirectory to
compile the wpa_supplicant and wpa_cli.
I think my is not very good, because i do not using macros.
anyway i can run the wpa_supplicant and wpa_cli on my android box.

Meng Xipeng
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moore chip Technology
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 08:20:12AM +0100, Janusz Dziedzic wrote:
>> Problem connected with Android build.
>> I see some issue with hostap/wpa_supplicant/ Seems all
>> files/paths are added with src/.... prefix (eg. src/utils/common.c).
>> There is a compilation issue because of that. We don't have
>> hostap/wpa_supplicant/src directory.
> Correct. The Android build system does not seem to be prepared for the
> directory structure used in wpa_supplicant/hostapd and the workaround
> for that is to include the src directory under wpa_supplicant/hostapd.
> The old versions in the Android trees have done this type of move in the
> repository; I'm using a symlink in my tests.
>> What I propose
>> 1) we can create a src symlink in hostap/wpa_supplicant/ that will
>> point to ../src
> I'm doing exactly this manually. I would hope that the same thing can be
> added automatically from the file, but I have not tested that
> yet.
>> 2) we can change all paths from src/ to ../src/ in
> If I've understood correctly, this won't be acceptable with the current
> Android build mechanism.
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> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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