bcmwl-kernel-source not installed : bcmwl kernel module failed to build

Bug #1547224 reported by william on 2016-02-18
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bcmwl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I do not know - just a deb package...

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: bcmwl-kernel-source
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-6.21-generic 4.4.1
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-6-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 4.4.0-6-generic
Date: Thu Feb 18 18:23:06 2016
DuplicateSignature: dkms:bcmwl-kernel-source:(not installed):/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-08 (9 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20160205)
PackageVersion: (not installed)
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.3
SourcePackage: bcmwl
Title: bcmwl-kernel-source (not installed): bcmwl kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

william (tree-yellow60) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

That's strange. You're running Ubuntu 16.04 but have an old broadcom driver that's from Ubuntu 14.04.

Regardless, the fix is already present in the official bcmwl driver in Ubuntu. So please switch to that, which should be:
  bcmwl ( xenial; urgency=medium

immediately after reinstalling the system did the actions specified in the bug under the link. After the reboot, this bug appeared.

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