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    SubjectRe: wpa supplicant/ipw3945, ESSID last char missing
    On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 10:23 -0700, Jean Tourrilhes wrote:
    > On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 09:38:45AM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > >
    > > There is a fundamental question hiding here, which is whether or not
    > > it is acceptable to break users who are running some large set of
    > > mainline distro's, such as RHEL 4, SLES/SLED 10, Ubuntu Dapper,
    > > et. al, but who want to upgrade to a newer 2.6 kernel?
    > >
    > > Many users have moved to Ubuntu Dapper, or RHEL 4, or SLES/SLED 10
    > > because they don't want to deal with a constantly changing/breaking
    > > GNOME/X world, where packages are constantly being updated and
    > > possibly breaking their desktop.
    > In the past, I personally tried to upgrade Red-Hat Workstation
    > 4 with a pristine 2.6 kernel. This was far from trivial, as Red-Hat
    > did compile their kernel with some weird options/patches, and
    > userspace (libc) were expecting those.
    > On the other hand, I've been personally running the latest
    > 2.6.X kernels on Debian stable for as long as 2.6.X was
    > available. And, things *do* break, in the past I had trouble with
    > module tools, I can't run devfs or udev, Pcmcia is on the verge of
    > breaking, etc...
    > In other words, running a bleeding edge kernel with a
    > super-stable distro has never been for the casual user. And, I wonder
    > what's the wisdom of it for the casual user, has he certainly can't
    > use the advanced features of the new kernel unless he updates his
    > userspace.
    > My main box is Debian stable with a 2.4.X kernel. For that
    > box, I don't see the point of going to the latest 2.6.X kernel, it
    > would give me more trouble than benefits.
    > Just for kicks. Today, a new Slackware was released. And guess
    > what, it has Wireless Tools 28 ;-)

    I'm going to push wireless-tools-28 final for FC5-updates this week too.


    > Jean

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