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



Generally this looks pretty good; but let's focus on just the modaliases
issues for this bug. Can you file separate bug reports for the other

As for software-properties, I suspect there are probably no issues
there; everything can be fixed by modifying just b43-fwcutter (by the
look of things).

I'm adjusting the bug status accordingly.

** Changed in: software-properties (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

** Changed in: b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

** Changed in: b43-fwcutter (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => High

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  "Modaliases" field missing from debian control file

Status in b43-fwcutter package in Ubuntu:
Status in software-properties 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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