[Buildroot] [buildroot 0001472]: r19050 should be reverted or reworked

Ulf Samuelsson ulf at atmel.com
Tue Aug 28 17:46:29 UTC 2007

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> Date Submitted:             08-24-2007 14:28 PDT
> Last Modified:              08-24-2007 14:28 PDT
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> Summary:                    r19050 should be reverted or reworked
> Description: 
> hostap and hostapd are not the same thing.  hostap is the PRISM driver
> whereas hostapd is a AP configuration daemon that supports many WiFi
> drivers.
> r19050 lists the hostapd tarball as the source for the driver which is
> incorrect
> perhaps http://hostap.epitest.fi/releases/hostap-driver-0.4.9.tar.gz
> should be used instead although I really don't use the 'hostap' driver so
> I wouldn't know if thats the latest.
> I ran into this while I was creating a package for 'hostapd' which
> conflicted with hostap as it was incorrectly referring to the same source
> package

Looking at the documentation of the hostap, it looks like you are
correct. The hostap is now integrated in the linux kernel
and use of hostap in Buildroot should depend

Best Regards,
Ulf Samuelsson

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