broadcom-sta-dkms 5.100.82.112-7: broadcom-sta kernel module failed to build

Bug #1041799 reported by Michał Sawicz on 2012-08-26
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broadcom-sta (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The driver didn't build with log contents below:

DKMS make.log for broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112 for kernel 3.5.0-11-generic (x86_64)
Sun Aug 26 08:52:37 UTC 2012
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-11-generic'
Wireless Extension is the only possible API for this kernel version
Using Wireless Extension API
Kernel architecture is X86_64
  LD /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build/built-in.o
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build/src/shared/linux_osl.o
  CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
/var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:43:24: fatal error: asm/system.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/broadcom-sta/5.100.82.112/build] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-11-generic'

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: broadcom-sta-dkms 5.100.82.112-7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-11.11-generic 3.5.2
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
DKMSKernelVersion: 3.5.0-11-generic
Date: Sun Aug 26 08:49:40 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120724.3)
PackageArchitecture: all
PackageVersion: 5.100.82.112-7
SourcePackage: broadcom-sta
Title: broadcom-sta-dkms 5.100.82.112-7: broadcom-sta kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Please try using: bcmwl-kernel-source
because that is the official driver and has this bug fixed already (bug 994255).

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

Indeed, that package builds and works, thanks for the pointer.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in broadcom-sta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vincent Gerris (vgerris) wrote :

there are some solutions:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2072887
and
http://techblog.cylim.net/?p=12
I used the latter and then put a # in front of the blacklist ssd and b43 in:
broadcom-sta-common.conf

The first seems to work according to other people.
Ubuntu, please FIX this!

Changed in broadcom-sta (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in broadcom-sta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 994255, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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