I'm sorry there's always one and this time it's me.
I'd like to get wireless working on my noisy server so that I can put it in the garage. I tried apt-get install b43-fwcutter as root which downloads and gets the driver, extracts the legacy driver then fails (see below).
root@joomla:/home/steve# apt-get install b43-fwcutter Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done b43-fwcutter is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:011-1) ... -10:50:50- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-184.108.40.206.o => `wl_apsta-220.127.116.11.o' Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org|22.214.171.124|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 652,866 (638K) [application/x-object] 100%[====================================>] 652,866 162.82K/s ETA 00:00 10:50:54 (162.43 KB/s) - `wl_apsta-126.96.36.199.o' saved [652866/652866] -10:50:54- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2 => `broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2' Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... 220.127.116.11 Connecting to downloads.openwrt.org|18.104.22.168|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 904,072 (883K) [application/x-tar] 100%[====================================>] 904,072 164.38K/s ETA 00:00 10:51:01 (139.34 KB/s) - `broadcom-wl-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2' saved [904072/904072] This file is recognised as: ID : FW10 filename : wl_apsta.o version : 295.14 MD5 : e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3 Extracting b43legacy/ucode2.fw Extracting b43legacy/ucode4.fw Extracting b43legacy/ucode5.fw Extracting b43legacy/ucode11.fw Extracting b43legacy/pcm4.fw Extracting b43legacy/pcm5.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals2.fw Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals5.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals2.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g1initvals5.fw Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals2.fw Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals5.fw Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals2.fw Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors dpkg: error processing b43-fwcutter (-configure): subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing: b43-fwcutter E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) root@joomla:/home/steve#
I assume that there is something missing in the distribution that is required. I can't find the source code to have a look. Could you point me in the right direction please.