• Status Closed
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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Testing
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Critical
  • Priority High
  • Reported Version White Hole
  • Due in Version Milky Way v0.4
  • Due Date Undecided
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Opened by heckyel - 31/05/2021
Last edited by tobias - 27/07/2021

FS#1560 - [wpa_supplicant]: wireless connection does not work


Wireless connection does not work

Additional info:
* package version(s)

- wpa_supplicant 2:2.9-1
- libressl 3.2.2-1

* config and/or log files etc.

Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
OpenSSL: Failed to set cipher string 'DEFAULT@SECLEVEL=1'
SSL: Failed to initialize TLS context.
Failed to initialize EAPOL state machines.
nl80211: deinit ifname=wlp0s18f2u1 disabled_11b_rates=0

Steps to reproduce:

$ wpa_supplicant -B -i device-name -c <(wpa_passphrase “ssid” “psk”)

Closed by  tobias
27.07.2021 21:37
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  

Implemented rework for package "wpa_supplicant"

Found a first solution, as I compared the compilation-configuration with other systems (Void Linux, Alpine Linux, Gentoo). I deactivated the following line:


After another compilation wpa_supplicant is now functional as normal, but I'm quite unsure if this could be the final solution.

More from OpenBSD and ports-tree for wpa_supplicant, searching especially for the "default ciphers":

When searching this line is especially mentioned from Debian, but we should be aware that Hyperbola and Debian are not for every part comparable - as Debian is using OpenSSL and Hyperbola keep up with LibreSSL, as more or less only system based on GNU/Linux (GNU/Linux-libre). All others have returned back to OpenSSL, reading more here:

In general I think staying at LibreSSL is a good decision. So we should tryout different configurations also!

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