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Re: dpkg-scanpackages - where is it?

Thank you for the replies.
Very useful, and helps to eliminate a small amount of frustration.

I was trying to install a .deb file for a package that is no longer
officially supported... I could be wrong, but it doesn't show
up when I do a apt-cache search linux-wlan-ng

I'm trying to install linux-wlan-ng.  I have a prism2 based usb 802.11
adapter that I am trying to use.

Following someone else's instructions with a linux-wlan-ng for hppa
.deb file

put the deb file in my /tmp directory.

dpkg-scanpackages ./ /dev/null |gzip - > Packages.gz

Then edited the /etc/apt/sources.list file by adding
deb file:///tmp /

apt-get update
apt-get install linux-wlan-ng

This didn't work! I am stuck with this message
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  linux-wlan-ng: Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1) but 2.3.2.ds1-22 is to be

I've installed libc6 but it doesn't make any difference?

On another track I tried compiling linux-wlan-ng myself.
I've got someway but again come up against a wall.
My make config now works without any errors, but
then the make gives me this.

guinness:/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2# make
set -e; for d in src doc man etc; do make -C $d ; done
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src'
set -e; for d in mkmeta p80211 prism2 shared wlanctl wland nwepgen
wlancfg; do make WLAN_SRC=/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/ -C $d
; done
make[2]: Entering directory
mkdir -p obj
make[2]: Leaving directory
make[2]: Entering directory
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.8-2-32-smp/build
WLAN_SRC=/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/ modules
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-32-smp'
  CC [M]  /home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/p80211/p80211mod.o
/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/genksyms/genksyms: No such file or directory
make[4]: *** [/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/p80211/p80211mod.o]
Error 1
make[3]: *** [_module_/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/p80211]
Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.8-2-32-smp'
make[2]: *** [default] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I'm stuck with these 2 lines
 CC [M]  /home/william/linux-wlan-ng-0.2.2/src/p80211/p80211mod.o

/bin/sh: line 1: scripts/genksyms/genksyms: No such file or directory

or specifically trying to figure what is calling the second line.
scripts/genksyms/genksyms is there, but not sure where
it's looking for scripts.

Been banging on this for a while and getting pretty
tired so if this stopped making sense, sorry, but
if you have any idea or tips.. that would be great.


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