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[bug#35563] WPA Supplicant 2.8

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#35563] WPA Supplicant 2.8
Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 17:21:06 +0200
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Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello Marius,
>> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> Attached is a security update for WPA Supplicant.
>>> The new version toggles a lot of build-time options to more closely
>>> resemble what Debian and Arch do.  Unfortunately the new defaults
>>> appears to require OpenSSL instead of GnuTLS.
>> What happens when you keep CONFIG_TLS=gnutls?
> The linker fails to find a lot of OpenSSL interfaces.  Short excerpt:
> ld: ../src/common/dpp.o: in function `dpp_set_pubkey_point':
> /tmp/guix-build-wpa-supplicant-2.8.drv-0/wpa_supplicant-2.8/wpa_supplicant/../src/common/dpp.c:538:
>  undefined reference to `EVP_PKEY_get1_EC_KEY'
> ld: 
> /tmp/guix-build-wpa-supplicant-2.8.drv-0/wpa_supplicant-2.8/wpa_supplicant/../src/common/dpp.c:545:
>  undefined reference to `EC_KEY_get0_group'
> ld: 
> /tmp/guix-build-wpa-supplicant-2.8.drv-0/wpa_supplicant-2.8/wpa_supplicant/../src/common/dpp.c:552:
>  undefined reference to `EC_KEY_free'
> Omitting the OpenSSL input makes it fail earlier due to lack of headers.


>> This change is unrelated to the upgrade, right?  It would break Connman
>> (which expects to talk to wpa_supplicant over D-Bus), as well as
>> NetworkManager probably, no?  Or am I missing something?
> The distinguishing feature between "wpa-supplicant-minimal" and
> "wpa-supplicant" is D-Bus support.
> Upstream enabled D-Bus by default in version 2.8, so I toggled it back
> with the snippet above so "wpa-supplicant-minimal" stays the same.
> However I notice now that the new "wpa-supplicant-minimal" has D-Bus in
> its closure even though the D-Bus interface is disabled.
> So I'm not sure if it makes sense to have the separate -minimal variant
> anymore.  The size of both wpa-supplicant variants are 102.4MiB after
> this patch, down from 157.4 and 143.1 MiB on the Guix master branch.

Well you’re right, maybe it doesn’t make much sense to keep both
variants in that case.

So I guess you can go ahead and push so we can all test it in the coming


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