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From: Daevid Vincent <daevid@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:43:01
I have been pulling my hair out for a while after updating my kernel, I
couldn't get my wlan0 wireless PCMCIA card to work again. I kept re-emerging
the "net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng" but was never getting the module. 

daevid ~ # emerge -av net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng
These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild  N    ] net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1_pre23  -build -pcmcia -usb
437 kB 
Total size of downloads: 437 kB

Then after staring at the ebuild line I realized much to my astonishment
that it is set to "-pcmcia". WTF?! This seems to me absurd. 90% of the
wireless cards out there are PCMCIA. So I had to edit my
/etc/portage/package.use file and add 'pcmcia' to it for this ebuild. I
guess I never noticed or even considered the possibility that it would
default to not building PCMCIA.

I would like to request that pcmcia be on by default for this ebuild.
This would also go for "net-wireless/hostap-driver".

"net-wireless/madwifi-driver" doesn't have this problem. It just works.

Is there some logic or reason behind them being defaulted to off for these
that I'm just not seeing?

I've added it as

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] REQ: net-wireless/linux-wlan-ng default to +pcmcia Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>