[Olsr-dev] Building on Android

Sven-Ola Tuecke (spam-protected)
Fri Jun 25 08:01:33 CEST 2010

Hi Mitar,

one more. The android settings applet and GUI ignores IBSS/Ad Hoc networks 
(does not show detected IBSS ESSIDs nor let you join into IBSS). Just in case 
you have not coped with this, here are some tips (rooted mobile is 

- the networking stack is controlled by wpa-supplicant which runs below the 
GUI. That background daemon can handle IBSS if you instruct it to do so. E.g. 
needs a special scanning mode to search & join an IBSS. If wpa_supplicant 
joins an IBSS, the GUI shows this but does not interfere. So it's possible to 
join an IBSS if you can convince wpa_supplicant to do that.

- There is a command line interface to interact with wpa_supplicant named 
"wpa_cli". wpa_cli uses a named pipe to communicate. On my samsung galaxy, the 
pipe is located somewhere under /data/misc/wifi which may be changed on your 
mobile phone to other location.

[blabla. I stop here, because while googling I stumble across a page that 
nicely summarizes this here: http://www.olsr.org/?q=olsr_on_android

// Sven-Ola

Am Freitag, 25. Juni 2010, um 03:42:23 schrieb Mitar:
> Hi!
> While building olsrd for Android really a lot of such warnings are issued:
> cast increases required alignment of target type
> Should be this something we should be alarmed about?
> For other problems with compiling Charles will write more.
> Mitar

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