Debian Bug report logs - #612445
broadcom-sta-source needs patch to compile on a different kernel config

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Package: broadcom-sta-source; Maintainer for broadcom-sta-source is Cyril Lacoux <>; Source for broadcom-sta-source is src:broadcom-sta.

Reported by: Anisse Astier <>

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 14:57:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: patch, sid, squeeze, upstream, wheezy

Found in version broadcom-sta/

Fixed in version broadcom-sta/

Done: Cyril Lacoux <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,, Cyril Lacoux (Yack) <>:
Bug#612445; Package broadcom-sta-source. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Anisse Astier <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to, Cyril Lacoux (Yack) <>. (Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:57:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Anisse Astier <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: broadcom-sta-source needs patch to compile on a different kernel config
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:55:19 +0100
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: broadcom-sta-source
Severity: important
Tags: squeeze sid upstream patch


Using kernel 2.6.35, I have a compilation error with the broadcom-sta driver:

In file included from /usr/src/modules/broadcom-sta/i386/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.c:35:
/usr/src/modules/broadcom-sta/i386/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.h:65: error: field
‘sysioc_sem’ has incomplete type
make[3]: *** [/usr/src/modules/broadcom-sta/i386/src/wl/sys/wl_iw.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/usr/src/modules/broadcom-sta/i386] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.35-stable/linux-source'
make[1]: *** [binary-modules] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/broadcom-sta'
make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2

It seems the driver does not include linux/semaphore.h, and that causes
problems with my kernel config. See example:

So I did another patch for broadcom-sta source package. You'll find it



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.34-00001-g8a9bb65 (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages broadcom-sta-source depends on:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.5-6    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  debhelper                     8.1.0      helper programs for debian/rules
ii  make                          3.81-8     An utility for Directing compilati
ii  quilt                         0.48-7     Tool to work with series of patche

Versions of packages broadcom-sta-source recommends:
pn  module-assistant              <none>     (no description available)
[04-linux-semaphore-include.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

Added tag(s) wheezy. Request was from Kurt Roeckx <> to (Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:05:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Cyril Lacoux <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:21:20 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Anisse Astier <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:21:20 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Cyril Lacoux <>
Subject: Bug#612445: fixed in broadcom-sta
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:17:09 +0000
Source: broadcom-sta

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
broadcom-sta, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to non-free/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta-common_5.100.82.38-1_all.deb
  to non-free/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta-source_5.100.82.38-1_all.deb
  to non-free/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta_5.100.82.38-1.debian.tar.gz
  to non-free/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta_5.100.82.38-1.dsc
  to non-free/b/broadcom-sta/broadcom-sta_5.100.82.38.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Cyril Lacoux <> (supplier of updated broadcom-sta package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:21:50 +0400
Source: broadcom-sta
Binary: broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Cyril Lacoux <>
Changed-By: Cyril Lacoux <>
 broadcom-sta-common - Common files for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver
 broadcom-sta-source - Source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver
Closes: 591869 597786 601009 605715 611539 612445
 broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release (Closes: #605715).
   * Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
   * Updated my e-mail.
   * Rebuild initrd when broadcom-sta-common is configured (Closes: #591869).
   * Added brcm80211 driver to blacklist as requested by Ben Hutchings
     (Closes: #597786, #601009, #611539).
   * Added upstream changelog and README.txt files.
   * Removed applyed upstream patch for 2.6.33 compatibility.
   * Removed applyed upstream patch for 2.6.35 compatibility.
   * Added patch to compile with 2.6.37.
   * Added patch from Anisse Astier <> to compile with minimal
     kernel configuration (Closes: #612445).
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