Adjusting wpa_ctrl.c for use in/by external programs
zajec5 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 05:45:20 EST 2015
Documentation just says optimistic "External programs (...) should
link in wpa_ctrl.c":
Easier said than done.
There are some tips on doing this, see:
but none of the solutions seem really clean. Modifying wpa_ctrl.c or
compiling half of utils sources (with some complex paths) doesn't
really convince me.
So my question is if you were considering some clean way of sharing
wpa_ctrl.c and its helpers.
I guess there are two ways:
1) Modify wpa_ctrl.c upstream (modify dependencies, header files) so
it can be just copied and compiled in an external project. This
solution still won't be perfect (ppl will need to copy wpa_ctrl.c,
wpa_ctrl.h, os.h, os_*.c), but at least will be better than current
2) Make wpa_ctrl a separated library. A bit harder to achieve (one
would need to known hostapd Makefile-s magic), but cleaner in the
final result. Maybe a bit of overhead for such a small library, I
Do you have any advise on this?
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