firmware-b43-installer fails to use proxy server

Bug #683630 reported by Francis De Brabandere
This bug affects 1 person
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b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: b43-fwcutter

On our company network we need to use a proxy server (also for dns requests). The firmware-b43-installer seems to not to use the environment proxy setting (http_proxy) and fails:


user@host:~$sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Setting up firmware-b43-installer ( ...
--2010-12-01 11:21:55--
Resolving failed: Name or service not known.
wget: unable to resolve host address `'
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 4
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Download should work

A wget on that url actually works.


set up proxychains and call apt-get like this:
user@host:~$sudo proxychains apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Extra info

Don't think this is related but we use cntlm runing on localhost to connect/authenticate to the company proxy.

summary: - firmware-b43-installer fails when using proxy
+ firmware-b43-installer fails to use proxy server
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Epson (epson-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I'm getting this error on two machines.

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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Francis De Brabandere, thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please execute the following command, as it will automatically gather debugging information, in a terminal:
apport-collect 683630
When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

Changed in b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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