Ubuntu

lists madwifi but cannot build the module

Reported by jcfp on 2007-09-02
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module-assistant (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: module-assistant

Module-assistant lists madwifi as one of the available modules but fails to build it because package "madwifi-source" does not exist in Ubuntu.

module-assistant 0.10.10 on Kubuntu Feisty

jcfp (jcfp) wrote :

Bug still exists in gutsy

Emmet Hikory (persia) wrote :

Indeed. As a number of -source packages were removed after the source was migrated to linux-ubuntu-modules, module-assistant needs a refresh to not attempt to use these packages.

Changed in module-assistant:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
jcfp (jcfp) wrote :

Still exists in hardy

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Personally, I would keep this as a "feature", because advanced users could take the package from Debian and install it:
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/madwifi-source
http://packages.debian.org/sid/madwifi-source

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Or.. as they say here:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2008-February/003416.html
"Alternatively, can we kill two birds with one stone, that is, update
module-assistant to download linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r `-source
and compile the appropriate module(s) from that, or is that idea heading
for a world of hurt?"

Thomas Hotz (thotz) wrote :

Does this also happen in supported Ubuntu versions?

Changed in module-assistant (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in module-assistant (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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