Comment 46 for bug 123773

Found workaround for jaunty:
apt-get purge wireless-tools: doesn't actually clear out wireless-tools (why is it installed on a server anyway?)
rm /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools: still doesn't fix the problem:

Remaining problematic script seems to be a symlink to ../../wpa_supplicant/ at /etc/if-up.d/wapsupplicant. removing this allowed the aliases to come up at boot.

on a test VM, apt-get purge wpasupplicant seemed to remove this script entirely and had the same affect.