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[Bug 1490212] Re: "Modaliases" field missing from debian control file


A few more observations about my basic modaliases patch..... the aliases
beginning ssb/bcma are inferior.  In software-properties-gtk the vendor
and model are listed as unknown.  Aliases beginning with pci can be
generated from the ssb/bcma module aliases, but like I said above, I
don't know how to split them into the b43/b43legacy packages.

I would highly recommend the the b43legacy package being turned into a
dummy package, and letting the firmware-b43-installer package install
the legacy firmware when appropriate.  The two packages cause much
confusion.  For example, this highest voted answer on AskUbuntu gets it
wrong http://askubuntu.com/questions/55868/installing-broadcom-wireless-

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  "Modaliases" field missing from debian control file

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Status in b43-fwcutter package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The b43 module is not listed as an option by the "additional drivers"
  section of the software-properties-gtk utility.  This takes its
  information from the ubuntu-drivers-common package and a bug has been
  reported against that package
  common/+bug/1186779 ).

  However, if I'm reading things correctly, the firmware-b43-installer
  package could solve this by providing a modaliases field in the debian
  control file.  For example, the bcmwl-kernel-source package has the

  Modaliases: wl(pci:v000014E4d*sv*sd*bc02sc80i*)

  This would be scanned by the ubuntu-drivers-common package and
  consequently appear in software-properties-gtk.

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