Manual Wireless Configuration Dependencies

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Manual Wireless Configuration Dependencies

Postby UserCPMB » 2018-08-06 03:39

I just did a netinst of stretch a few days ago, and have no active wireless.

I did some reading of the wifi wiki and have some experience installing packages manually

I downloaded a bunch of wireless (wireless-tools, iw, rfkill, wpasupplicant, iwlwifie) package archives and copied them to a directory on root.

Changed to storage directory and started with dpkg -i ./wireless-tools*.deb and got:

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration
wireless-tools depends on libiw30 (>= 30!pre1); however:
Package libiw30 is not installed.

According to the files list, libiw30 is provided in wireless tools.

This should work...shouldn't it...???

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Am probably a little rusty :)
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Re: Manual Wireless Configuration Dependencies

Postby 4D696B65 » 2018-08-06 03:58

libiw30 is a package that wireless-tools depends on. it is not in wireless-tools.
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Re: Manual Wireless Configuration Dependencies

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-08-06 09:10

UserCPMB wrote:have no active wireless

Have you installed any non-free firmware that may be required for the device?

You can test compatibility by searching for "unofficial non-free debian iso" and trying the live environment.
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Re: Manual Wireless Configuration Dependencies

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-06 10:22

Also if you can provide the hardware (wifi) information there might be a more simple solution.
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