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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: "Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples" Reply with quote

https://gentoo.org/support/news-items/2016-01-08-some-dhcpcd-hooks-are-now-examples.html wrote:
Title: Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples
Author: William Hubbs <williamh@gentoo.org>
Content-Type: text/plain
Posted: 2016-01-08
Revision: 2
News-Item-Format: 1.0
Display-If-Installed: <=net-misc/dhcpcd-6.10.0

In dhcpcd-6.10.0, the following hooks are no longer installed in
/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks by default:

10-wpa_supplicant
15-timezone
29-lookup-hostname

These are now installed in /usr/share/dhcpcd/hooks, which is an example
directory.

If you were using these hooks before you upgrade to 6.10.0, you will
need to copy them back to the /lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks directory after the
upgrade.

This news item recommends copying files manually into /lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks?
After doing so it starts working again. But, couldn't this be done better automatically by using appropriate USE flags in the ebuild?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: "Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples" Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
This news item recommends copying files manually into /lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks?
After doing so it starts working again. But, couldn't this be done better automatically by using appropriate USE flags in the ebuild?

USE flags that don't affect what is delivered, are frowned upon/banned by policy depending on whom you talk with, and whether they want to ignore the policy for situation X.

So in general, no; I'd check the upstream dhcpcd codebase if I were you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: "Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples" Reply with quote

steveL wrote:
I'd check the upstream dhcpcd codebase if I were you.


We would find that the Gentoo ebuild and news item are just reflecing upstream at this point.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: "Some dhcpcd hooks are now examples" Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
We would find that the Gentoo ebuild and news item are just reflecing upstream at this point.

Cool, that's pretty much what I expected.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A slight update on this .... wpa_supplicant upstream just accepted my patch to allow interface matching
https://w1.fi/cgit/hostap/commit/?id=45e3fc72c61a61dbd1e2fc3fd9fd7bf853b9f5fe
https://w1.fi/cgit/hostap/commit/?id=2e997eece5776eca0a99d53893e343539f9f8eb2

So you can achieve the same functionality that the dhcpcd wpa_supplicant hook script provided like so

conf.d/wpa_supplicant
Code:
wpa_supplicant_args="-B -M -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf"


and voila :)
You'll probably have to disable udev network naming rules though.

Of course, you'll either need to apply the above patches to your ebuild, or install a wpa_supplicant git snapshot yourself, or just wait for the next wpa_supplicant release.
Either way, you'll need to enable CONFIG_MATCH_IFACE support when building it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Means with those patches applied, no more need to copy the example hooks but should have wpa_supplicant started as a service?
Then the wiki article needs to be adjusted for next release.

Without epatch_user support in the ebuild I'll prefer waiting for a next wpa_suplicant release.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
Means with those patches applied, no more need to copy the example hooks but should have wpa_supplicant started as a service?


Exactly so.

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Then the wiki article needs to be adjusted for next release.

Without epatch_user support in the ebuild I'll prefer waiting for a next wpa_suplicant release.


I have no idea when that would be, and I would likely forget so I posted this here once the patches were accepted upstream.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clarification and for all your brilliant work.
Would this change also affect dhcpcd-ui?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, dhcpcd-ui functions the same as before with this.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
I have no idea when that would be, and I would likely forget so I posted this here once the patches were accepted upstream.
Are the changes included in wpa_supplicant-2.6?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes

CONFIG_MATCH_IFACE=yes

is needed to build support in for it though, so the ebuild will probably need to be modified.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bug 596606

Will there be any need for running wpa_supplicant as a service then?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's now run as a service in the boot or default runlevel.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
CONFIG_MATCH_IFACE=yes

is needed to build support in for it though, so the ebuild will probably need to be modified.
Maybe I could start a pull request for this.
Should it be activated unconditionally or does it need an additional USE flag?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no harm in pulling it in automatically.
There is no real need for a use flag.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now in Gentoo main repository.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A stupid question, does one still need to run dhcpcd as an initi service ? I.e am I to not copying the hook, but running both dhcpcd and wpa_supplicant (with M option) as services ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You run both as a service.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
You run both as a service.


Thx, works nicely !
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