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I have recently installed Backtrack 5 R3. When I try to run:

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

I get the following error:

Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.6 (x86_64)
Consult the make.log in the build directory
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ for more information.
dpkg: error processing bcmwl-kernel-source (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 10
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What does that mean and how can I fix it?

I followed the instructions from a guide here on U&L.


DKMS make.log for bcmwl- for kernel 3.2.6 (x86_64)
Wed Jul 10 21:04:16 PKT 2013
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'

  WARNING: Symbol version dump /usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6/Module.symvers
           is missing; modules will have no dependencies and modversions.

  LD      /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
  CC [M]  /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: unknown field ‘ndo_set_multicast_list’ specified in initializer
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ In function ‘_wl_set_multicast_list’:
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘mc_list’
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘mc_count’
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make[1]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 1
make: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-source-3.2.6'
share|improve this question
Post the contents of /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/ – Evan Teitelman Jul 7 '13 at 5:46
What system are you using? Ubuntu 12.04LTS? 13.04? – Shiki Jul 12 '13 at 13:31
No i am using Backtrack 5 R3 Dell Inspiron n5520 – Franco Jul 13 '13 at 15:04

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