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Re: [Bug 1095751] Re: bcmwl fails to build with 3.8 kernels [error:‘struct cfg80211_ibss_params’has no member named‘channel’]


Hi Chenna,

Perhaps you are getting a different version of the package than I am?
If I type "aptitude show bcmwl-kernel-source" it shows me:

If you see an earlier version then maybe I have more or different
repositories enabled in my /etc/apt/sources.list file. I do have
backports enabled:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-backports main restricted universe multiverse

And also updates:
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates main restricted multiverse

I don't actually know where the package I have came from.  Also maybe
you need to update your indexes?  (aptitude update)

I also didn't mention that I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and a 64 bit
kernel.  I hope there is a clue for you there somewhere.

Best regards,

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  bcmwl fails to build with 3.8 kernels [error: ‘struct
  cfg80211_ibss_params’ has no member named ‘channel’]

Status in “bcmwl” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “broadcom-sta” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “bcmwl” source package in Precise:
  Fix Committed
Status in “broadcom-sta” source package in Precise:

Bug description:
  Upcoming 3.8 kernels have broken this DKMS package.


  SRU request:


   * As a result of this bug, bcmwl-kernel-source will fail to build the
  module against linux-generic-lts-raring in Ubuntu 12.04.

  [Test Case]

   * Enable the precise-proposed repository and install bcmwl-kernel-
  source (

   * Install linux-generic-lts-raring

   * If the package installs without errors from DKMS with both the
  linux-generic and lts-raring kernels, then the patches work correctly.

  [Regression Potential]

   * The patches that I backported from 13.10 will preserve the current
  driver behaviour on linux-generic (3.2) and linux-generic-lts-quantal
  (3.5), thanks to the use of specific macros in the code which check
  the kernel version. As a result, no regressions of any kind can be
  expected on these kernels.

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