[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#375302: Please reconsider your stance on the verbosity of wpasupplicant

EspeonEefi espeoneefi at eep.dnsalias.org
Sat Jul 7 18:37:38 UTC 2007

Package: network-manager
Version: 0.6.4-8+b1
Followup-For: Bug #375302

I'd like to chime in with another vote for changing the default 
verbosity of wpasupplicant in NetworkManager. I noticed today that under 
high bandwidth conditions, my network connection seems to like to drop 
out and then reconnect. I thought I'd take a look in /var/log/syslog to 
see what was going on, when I was confronted by lines and lines of 
wpasupplicant debug messages. Confronted with that, my curiosity died, 
and I decided not to pursue what could be an actual bug further.

I do not use WPA for any connections whatsoever.

One year ago, the reasoning you gave for having a the double debug mode 
on was that "NetworkManager is still a young project." A full year 
later, is this still true?

Also, yes, having this double debug mode turned on can make bug reports 
about WPA use more useful, but it also makes bug reports about non-WPA 
connections less useful (or in some cases, like mine, simply 
unreported). I'd think that the WPA usage of NetworkManager is no more 
than half of the overall usage of NetworkManager, so...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages network-manager depends on:
ii  adduser                     3.103        Add and remove users and groups
ii  dbus                        1.1.1-3      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  dhcdbd                      2.8-1        D-Bus interface to the ISC DHCP cl
ii  hal                   Hardware Abstraction Layer
ii  ifupdown                    0.6.8        high level tools to configure netw
ii  iproute                     20070313-1   Professional tools to control the 
ii  iputils-arping              3:20070202-1 Tool to send ICMP echo requests to
ii  libc6                       2.5-11       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                 1.1.1-3      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2            0.74-1       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgcrypt11                 1.2.4-2      LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.12.12-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgpg-error0               1.4-2        library for common error values an
ii  libhal1               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libiw29                     29~pre22-1   Wireless tools - library
ii  libnl1-pre6                 1.0~pre6-5   Library for dealing with netlink s
ii  libnm-util0                 0.6.4-8+b1   network management framework (shar
ii  lsb-base                    3.1-23.1     Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip
ii  wpasupplicant               0.6.0-2      Client support for WPA and WPA2 (I

Versions of packages network-manager recommends:
ii  network-manager-gnome         0.6.4-8+b1 network management framework (GNOM

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