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Old 11-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #16
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I suggest you follow the SlackBuilds HOWTO on using SlackBuilds. Click on the HOWTO link near the bottom of one the pages that I linked earlier.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 05:41 PM   #17
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I followed the how to instructions but I get the same errors.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 05:50 PM   #18
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If you are following the instructions then there is no 'make' involved.
Make sure that you have downloaded the exact sources from the links on the SlackBuilds pages.
SlackBuilds are thoroughly tested and approved. If you follow the instructions correctly they will work on a proper Slackware install.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #19
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I must go to bed now...I'll post the SlackBuilds errors tomorrow.
 
Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #20
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EXAMPLE ONLY!!! Actual package names, versions, and architecture omitted for example usage only.

Log in as Root and Download and unpack the Slackbuild package such as this:

tar -xzf b43-fwcutter-xxx.tar.gz

Which will create a new folder.

Download the source package such as broadcom-firmware-cutter-xxx.tar.xz and move it to the /b43-fwcutter-xxx directory and open the new directory in a terminal.

cd b43-fwcutter-xxx

Run the SlackBuild script such as this:

ARCH=XXX ./b43-fwcutter-xxx.SlackBuild

which will create a package in /tmp labeled as something like:

b43-fwcutter-xxx-%ARCH%.tgz

Which you then install with

installpkg /tmp/b43-fwcutter-xxx-%ARCH%.tgz

Remember that you MUST look for and install all listed dependencies PRIOR to executing the SlackBuild script or the package will complain about a missing dependency.

Last edited by ReaperX7; 11-12-2012 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #21
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The results of running b43-fwcutter.SlackBuild :

Code:
b43-fwcutter-015/
b43-fwcutter-015/mklist.py
b43-fwcutter-015/md5.h
b43-fwcutter-015/md5.c
b43-fwcutter-015/fwcutter_list.h
b43-fwcutter-015/fwcutter.h
b43-fwcutter-015/fwcutter.c
b43-fwcutter-015/b43-fwcutter.1
b43-fwcutter-015/README
b43-fwcutter-015/Makefile
b43-fwcutter-015/COPYING
b43-fwcutter-015/.gitignore
     DEPEND   dep/md5.d
     DEPEND   dep/fwcutter.d
     CC       obj/fwcutter.o
     CC       obj/md5.o
md5.c: In function 'MD5Final':
md5.c:239:5: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules [-Wstrict-aliasing]
md5.c:240:5: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules [-Wstrict-aliasing]
     CC       b43-fwcutter

Slackware package maker, version 3.14159.

Searching for symbolic links:

No symbolic links were found, so we won't make an installation script.
You can make your own later in ./install/doinst.sh and rebuild the
package if you like.

This next step is optional - you can set the directories in your package
to some sane permissions. If any of the directories in your package have
special permissions, then DO NOT reset them here!

Would you like to reset all directory permissions to 755 (drwxr-xr-x) and
directory ownerships to root.root ([y]es, [n]o)? n

Creating Slackware package:  /tmp/b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz

./
usr/
usr/bin/
usr/bin/b43-fwcutter
usr/doc/
usr/doc/b43-fwcutter-015/
usr/doc/b43-fwcutter-015/README
usr/doc/b43-fwcutter-015/b43-fwcutter.SlackBuild
usr/doc/b43-fwcutter-015/COPYING
usr/man/
usr/man/man1/
usr/man/man1/b43-fwcutter.1.gz
install/
install/slack-desc

Slackware package /tmp/b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz created.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 06:52 AM   #22
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Well, now that it's successfully created, did you install the package? and what happened then?

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:47 AM   #23
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I've just executed installpkg b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz in the /tmp directory.
Here is what I get :

Code:
Verifying package b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz.
Installing package b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# b43-fwcutter (firmware extracter)
#
# b43-fwcutter is a tool which can extract firmware from various
# source files.  It's written for BCM43xx driver files.
#
# Homepage: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
#
Package b43-fwcutter-015-x86_64-1_SBo.tgz installed.
 
Old 11-13-2012, 08:00 AM   #24
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Well, now you can do what I described above
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 up
should bring the device up and then
Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan
should also work, which means that the wireless adapter is at least working.

Markus
 
Old 11-13-2012, 08:29 AM   #25
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The installation of the above two packages finally worked!
slackbuilds.org is really helpful, although there are times when you should manually edit the script so that it can use the proper source file (that you have downloaded in the meantime).
Such an example is the installation of Adobe Flash.
Thank you guys for your help!!!
 
  


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