/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant && port security/wpa_supplicant

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 02:21:16 UTC 2016

Matthias Apitz writes:

> Hello,
> What is the reason for us to have wpa_supplicant in the base system and
> as port security/wpa_supplicant?
> Thanks
> 	matthias

The version in the ports tree is more recent than that in base. The port
can also be used to create a customized build, if so desired. Some NICs
might require features not present in the default build in the base
system. Same goes for Kerberos, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and other utilities
present in the base system.

Please note that the version in ports being a *later* version does not
inherently mean being *better*, and that the version in base being an
*earlier* version does not make that version inferior or
undesirable. Just trying to head off a bikeshed discussion with that

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