[pkg-wpa-devel] Bug#424130: wpasupplicant should not use non-existant group netdev

Evgeni Golov sargentd at die-welt.net
Tue May 15 18:47:41 UTC 2007

Package: wpasupplicant
Version: 0.6.0~cvs20070224-2
Severity: minor

While booting (and any other start/restart of dbus) I get the following
Starting system message bus: dbusUnknown group "netdev" in message bus
configuration file.

This is caused by
<policy group="netdev">
    <allow send_destination="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
    <allow send_interface="fi.epitest.hostap.WPASupplicant"/>
/etc/dbus-1/system.d/wpa_supplicant.conf which gets installed by your

According to #389243 and #385495 you just should add something like the
following to your postinst:
 case "$1" in
         if ! getent group netdev > /dev/null; then
                 addgroup --quiet --system netdev


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