Cannot upgrade if offline or if goes down or changes paths to driver

Bug #401170 reported by komputes on 2009-07-18
This bug affects 2 people
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b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

b43-fwcutter is dependent on a web resource that may not be available when doing an upgrade on a closed network with a local package repo. This makes the upgrade to 9.04 fail and breaks wireless on people who are unfortunate enough to have a Broadcom wireless card.

This was an upgrade from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04.

$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:011-5) ...
--2009-04-28 12:19:23--
Resolving failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `'
dpkg: error processing b43-fwcutter (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:

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