On 5/26/21 11:25 AM, Pranav Jerry wrote:
I'm the developer of naxalnet , a shell
script to create a BATMAN-Advanced mesh network without bothering with any
It uses iwd to create an ad-hoc network and then configures the network using
It is currently in alpha stage.
I'm working on rewriting it in python and found out controlling iwd via D-Bus
is not easy as I thought. I searched the web for python libraries to control iwd
and found out on stackoverflow  that the iwd git repo had python3 examples
On further exploring, I found a python library for using iwd,
`autotests/util/iwd.py`. The python scripts used for testing in `autotests`
showed it was easy to use and was just what I needed to use for connecting
to iwd in my project.
But I couldn't find any information on the library on iwd.wiki.kernel.org
I think it was developed for internal use. The library is not on PyPi either.
I want to use the library in naxalnet, which is at present a single-file file that
starts with `#!/usr/bin/env python3`, meant to reside as `/usr/bin/naxalnet`.
That is not surprising because there isn't any :)
How do I make iwd.py importable? I don't want to include iwd.py as a file
when I package naxalnet for distribution.
So it probably needs to be installed by pip as a library, or by the OS package
manager. Can you or any other developers make iwd.py available as a python
package installable by pip?
iwd.py is part of our auto test framework, it makes many assumptions about its
environment (i.e. running inside test-runner), so it isn't really something that
is meant as general purpose D-Bus binding.
Given the above, we have no plans to distribute it outside of the iwd git repo.
However, the code is open source. So if you or someone wants to base a proper
binding on it, feel free.