Where can a new version of wicd --meaning, one that works with Python 2.7 as provided in OpenSUSE 11.4-- be found?
I never used the Wireless Interface Connection Daemon (wicd).
I wounder if a version build against the current openSUSE Factory might work.
software.opensuse.org - Search Results (Factory): [i]wicd
And the versions in (quoted without links)
urwid-0.9.8.4-6.26.i586.rpm 11-Feb-2011 00:13 172K Details
wicd-1.6.1-1.2.i586.rpm 03-Jul-2009 04:16 428K Details
urwid-0.9.8.4-6.26.x86_64.rpm 10-Feb-2011 00:41 172K Details
wicd-1.6.1-1.2.x86_64.rpm 03-Jul-2009 04:13 428K Details
are older than the release date of 11.4 - so I guess they might work.
And would it be difficult to download the source code and compile it yourself for 11.4?
-> wicd - Browse Files at SourceForge.net
I’ve already tried out a 1.7.something version, and it didn’t work; it was written for Python 2.6. I tried using it anyway, and it failed, so I’m afraid it isn’t a matter of compilation; there are source code changes to be made.
Thanks for your time!
No cause to be grateful - I was just interested in the answer, too. Especially as the Wireless Interface Connection Daemon (wicd) might be an other alternative to the knetworkmanger/packet:NetworkManager-kde4 or the network-manager-applet[nm-applet]/packet:NetworkManager-gnome) and as had been looking a bit around I have chosen to post my ‘result’ - been hoping this ‘result’ would at least make a small progress (I think of a forum as a place of collaborative work via ).
But maybe the https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/wicd-devel would also be a place for raising your question (although it is almost empty untill n).
And out of curiosity:
Have you also tested wicd-1.7.1b2 from 2010-11-20 ?
If I understood
Gentoo’s Bugzilla : Bug 333001 - net-misc/wicd-1.7.0 doesn’t support Python 2.7
in the right way right - this beta version shall work with python 2.71 .
Have a lot of luck and than fun
Up to now, I have tried to stay with the OpenSUSE repositories’ versions, but I’m thinking about giving that version a try… I’ll post results if/after I get it to do anything.
Thanks for your time!
I got the 1.7.1 beta 2 version, and installed it with:
tar zxf wicd-1.7.1b2.tar.gz
python setup.py configure
python setup.py install
/etc/init.d/chkconfig wicd on
after which I was able to run wicd-client with no problems at all. I figured that, since I had previously had wicd installed from a repository, I should already have all pre-requisites available; should this not be the case, read the INSTALL file for specifics.
Thanks, I had problem installing wicd and did it the way you mentioned. The only thing was “chkconfig wicd on” didn’t work for me, so I added runlevel 3 and 5 from YaST.