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    Default update Wicd

    update Wicd to latest wersion 1.7.0

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    When you make a tool request you should include the following information in order to be taken seriously:

    A link to the new tool or updated version
    If its a upgrade please provide a reason for the upgrade and maybe even the section of the changelog that pertains to the new version.
    If it is a new tool please give a description of the functionality
    If there is already a tool in backtrack which provides the same functions, please provide some arguments why this new tool would be better.

    Just saying "update this" just because there is a new version and it sounds cool is not going to get you taken very seriously.

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    Home Page: wicd - home

    Reason For Update:

    1.7.0:
    Changes for Packagers:
    - Wicd now supports a -k option, which should be run by the init script
    when the daemon is stopped to release the DHCP lease but should not
    be run on a restart of the daemon.
    - The ability has been added to split Wicd's components into multiple
    directories. Use --gtk, --cli, --curses, and --daemon to
    setup.py configure to specify the locations of the respective
    components.
    - The preferred way to run the GTK UI is now to use wicd-gtk, not
    wicd-client. wicd-gtk is a new addition to 1.7 that will never
    run wicd-curses. wicd-client will automatically decide to run
    wicd-curses if there is no X session available.

    Major Changes:
    - Connection information is available by right clicking the tray icon
    - Can set the hostname per network for all DHCP clients
    - urwid 0.9.9 is now supported
    - Added wicd-cli, a command line interface for use in scripts
    - Global scripts are now passed parameters specifying the network

    Minor Changes:
    - Support for only displaying notifications using -o to wicd-client
    - Reconnecting now works when measuring signal strength in dBm
    - ESSIDs made of numbers now work properly
    - All valid wpa_supplicant drivers are now displayed
    - Wired network is now displayed while scanning wireless networks
    - Added wicd-gtk, a command to always and only run the GTK UI
    - Marked ioctl backend not supported
    - Use dhcpcd-bin on Debian instead of dhcpcd script

    1.6.2:
    Minor Changes:
    - Now deals better if the interface disappears while running
    - Will now start if the global script directories don't exist
    - Adhoc window will now work correctly
    - PSK can be generated from non-ASCII characters
    - Fix a minor wicd-curses crash while connecting during a scan

    1.6.1:
    Minor Changes:
    - User is told if the lack permission to access the daemon
    - Support for wireless cards that don't report signal strength added
    - Enhanced network configuration dialog title

    1.6.0:
    Major Changes:
    - Improved tray icon and GUI images (thanks to Martin Sagastume)
    - Reorganized network list in the GUI for easier navigation
    - New experimental ioctl backend, which is more cpu-friendly than the
    previous one
    - Added a curses client (thanks to Andrew Psaltis)
    - Added a right-click connection menu to the tray icon
    - Added options to specify a DNS domain and search domain for static networks
    - Reworked the Preferences menu to be more in line with GNOME standards
    - Added support for global scripts
    - Made it possible to have optional entries in encryption templates
    - Added ability to show libnotify notifications on status change

    Minor Changes and Other Enhancements:
    - Better autoconnection behavior
    - Tray/GUI will survive the daemon being killed
    - Reasons for connection failures will now bubble back to the GUI
    - Add/remove wired profile system is now more user-friendly
    - Support for using resolvconf instead of directly editing /etc/resolv.conf
    - Wicd won't blindly kill dhcp clients / wpa_supplicant any more
    - Added an option to automatically switch from a wireless network to a wired
    one as soon as a cable is plugged in
    - Moved scanning to its own thread, which makes GUI and daemon more responsive
    during scans
    - Made it possible to specify macros in script entries
    - The GUI will now display the encryption entry dialog if you attempt to
    connect to an encrypted network without entering a password
    - Static gateway entry is now optional
    - Passwords with leading or trailing whitespace are now stored properly
    - Many init/config script, man page, and setup.py fixes/updates, including
    better autodetection of file placement with regard to sleep hooks and
    KDE autostart files (thanks to Robby Workman)

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    Yeah I didn't say copy and paste the entire change log. I said give a good reason why we should update it and maybe include the section of the change log which highlights the new feature. A good reason would be if there is a vulnerability or there is some new feature which is useful. So once again since you dont seem to understand, what does the new wicd do, that the old wicd does not do.

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    how would i compile the latest version without changing the bt4 wicd start script
    which files should i prevent from editing?

    is it just
    /etc/init.d/wicd

    well i have bin testing the new version of wicd (1.7.0)

    and it works way better than the current 1.5.8 version

    an update is a must, i consider this a critical update since you were not able to connect to all wireless networks, and no crashes so far

    could you consider updating the bt4 repo?
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 04-14-2010 at 06:28 PM.

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    How do you download and install on BT4?
    (exact commands, please- along with "compile" instructions if it's needed)

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    Quote Originally Posted by brsick View Post
    How do you download and install on BT4?
    (exact commands, please- along with "compile" instructions if it's needed)
    wicd - download

    everything you need i guess.

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    Default Re: update Wicd

    Quote Originally Posted by joker5bb View Post
    update Wicd to latest wersion 1.7.0
    I made a youtube video on how to do this
    YouTube - backtrack 4 wicd upgrade for dummies
    If you need help just check that video out if you can do it from here then read on.
    Before you do this. Remeber to upgrade your backtrack 4 with these commands. Remeber use sudo if not in root if in root dont need to use sudo

    command 1
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    sudo apt-get update
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    (Hit ENTER)
    command 2
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    sudo apt-get upgrade
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    (Hit ENTER)
    command 3
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    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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    once you've done the top your now ready to do the next in the video

    1. download wicd 1.7.0 from this page
    wicd | Download wicd software for free at SourceForge.net...

    2. put it to a folder or on your desktop. i like to keep it clean so i made a folder called My Documents then a folder called Programs. its just cleaner that way i moved the wicd-1.7.0.tar.bz2 to the Programs folder and extracted it there.

    3. Go in the directory of extraction and open terminal in there then use these next commands. Again remeber if in root dont use sudo if not then use sudo
    Command 1
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    sudo python setup.py install
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    (hit ENTER)
    Command 2
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    sudo python setup.py install
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    (Hit ENTER)

    4. Reboot backtrack 4 with this command in terminal
    Command
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    sudo shutdown -r now
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    5. check that you have the new version of wicd 1.7.0

    REMEBER: to go into Preferences and put in your wireless interface name

    Open up terminal and type in sudo airmon-ng and hit enter and see what interface you have. if wlan0 then type that into the wireless interface in Preferences of wicd manger. and there you have it happy days and have a good day. stay safe

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