On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:27:00PM -0700, Cy Schubert wrote:
> In message <fe754a9e-be47-4843-ab3a-2619665f1...@lastsummer.de>, Franco 
> Fichtne
> r writes:
> ...
> > wpa_supplicant      2.6_2
> > 
> > No apparent issues with the ports, preliminary connectivity
> > checks work as expected.  Started a public CFT over at OPNsense
> > to gather more feedback.
> Agreed.
> ....

First: Thank you for doing this, Cy.

I am now (also) running wpa_supplicant-2.6_2 successfully on my laptop
(when it's running stable/11).

I did have one mild surprise: I had rebooted my laptop to verify that
the ports version of wpa_supplicant would work, and as the screen went
dark, I recalled that I had failed to copy /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf to
/usr/local/etc -- but my concern proved to be unfounded: the
wpa_supplicant.conf in /etc/ was used (successfully).

Question:  Should one expect a wpa_supplicant-2.6_2 executable built
under FreeBSD stable/11 (amd64) to work on the same hardware, but
running head?

For reasons that are (at best) tangential to this topic, I track,
build, and smoke-test both stable/11 and head daily, but only build
the ports (daily) under (the just-built/booted) stable/11 -- depending
on misc/compat11 to handle things as necessary for head.  This works
(well, IMO)... except that when I had configured my "head slice"
to use the ports version of wpa_supplicant, the latter was apparently
not happy:

Oct 17 11:06:13 localhost kernel: wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:24:d6:7a:03:ce
Oct 17 11:06:13 localhost wpa_supplicant[1279]: Successfully initialized 
Oct 17 11:06:14 localhost wpa_supplicant[1279]: ioctl[SIOCS80211, op=98, 
arg_len=32]: Invalid argument
Oct 17 11:06:14 localhost wpa_supplicant[1279]: failed to 
IEEE80211_IOC_DEVCAPS: Invalid argument
Oct 17 11:06:14 localhost wpa_supplicant[1279]: wlan0: Failed to initialize 
driver interface
Oct 17 11:06:14 localhost root: /etc/rc.d/wpa_supplicant: WARNING: failed to 
start wpa_supplicant

The laptop spends the vast bulk of its time running stable/11, so
the threat is somewhat mitigated....

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