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Re: dpkg-scanpackages - where is it?

Ou Phrontis wrote:

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
Not completely right: apparently not yet in stable but in unstable


shows only "unstable" ;-)

and it exists modules for various arch but kernel 2.6.12 only and not parisc?

May be check with maintainer why this is not (yet) available for parisc.

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?

mmm "but 2.3.2.ds1-22 is to be installed" means that you need more check: it could be not available or presents a dependency issue. In your case (stable install) only 2.3.2.ds1-22 release is available.

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

most probably it's looking for kernel stuff:

would show you that's available with linux-headers-2.6.12-1-parisc testing pkg

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.


mmm, most probably you would have to upgrade your install to 'testing' (at least); just take care first that there are no major issues.

(I personaly have 2 b180 and 1 d380 runing testing install without any pb but I never had to do an upgrade, though).


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