On 01/22/2018 03:01 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
> On 01/23/18 03:14, JD wrote:
>> On 01/14/2018 02:22 PM, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>> On 01/15/18 05:19, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>> kernel-devel x86_64 4.14.13-300.fc27
updates 12 M
>>>> kernel-headers x86_64 4.14.13-300.fc27
>>>> 1.2 M
>>> Note these packages are from updates. If the laptop system hasn't been
>>> can use....
>>> dnf --disablerepo updates --downloadonly --downloaddir=/tmp install
>>> to get....
>>> kernel-devel x86_64 4.13.9-300.fc27
>>> 11 M
>>> kernel-headers x86_64 4.13.9-300.fc27
>>> 1.2 M
>> When doing the --downloadonly,
>> how do I disable the dependencies, since they are NOT crucial to networking the
>> fc27 machine?
> I do not understand why you throw up artificial barriers to progress. You're
> to be downloading things to a flash drive and walk it over to the other system. So
> it isn't as if you're going to be short on space. Besides,
"dependencies" are a
> dependency for a reason. If you ignore those and then try to install packages whose
> dependency you've ignored you are bound to run in to problems.
> You spend more time raising irrelevant issues and then waiting for responses.
> you are working on more than one machine, we know you now have one Wifi, the
> one, adapter being recognized by the system with the driver loaded.
> wlp0s29f7u3: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> ether c0:25:e9:24:89:4b txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
> RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
> TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
> TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
> You're just having problems with authentication to a router in a Starbucks.
> already made one suggestion which you've not followed up on. So, how about
> Take the machine to a different Wifi Router to where you have access and control
> over it.
Here is the output of the attempt to install:
Package Arch Version Repository Size
elfutils-libelf-devel x86_64 0.170-1.fc27 @commandline 46 k
fakeroot x86_64 1.22-1.fc27 @commandline 102 k
redhat-rpm-config noarch 67-1.fc27 @commandline 61 k
rpm-build x86_64 4.14.0-2.fc27 @commandline 160 k
rpmdevtools noarch 8.10-3.fc27 @commandline 105 k
Skipping packages with conflicts:
(add '--best --allowerasing' to command line to force their upgrade):
akmod-wl x86_64 188.8.131.521-14.fc27 @commandline 5.5 M
akmod-wl x86_64 184.108.40.2061-15.fc27 @commandline 5.5 M
Skipping packages with broken dependencies:
akmods noarch 0.5.6-10.fc27 @commandline 23 k
broadcom-wl noarch 220.127.116.111-3.fc27 @commandline 24 k
gcc x86_64 7.2.1-2.fc27 @commandline 21 M
glibc-devel x86_64 2.26-15.fc27 @commandline 985 k
glibc-headers x86_64 2.26-15.fc27 @commandline 500 k
kmod-wl x86_64 18.104.22.1681-15.fc27 @commandline 23 k
Install 5 Packages
Skip 8 Packages
to see the complete output of dnf, see
Clearly I am doing something wrong, or I am simply having trouble
I am sorry for not checking your work before you continued.
For starters, if you look at the list I generated on 1/15 you'd see there is a single
occurrence of akmod-wl and you've listed 2. That same list I gave on 1/15 does not
contain kmod-wl while yours does.
You really need to pay attention to what you're doing. The best thing you can do is
follow precise instructions.... Those instructions are in another email of 1/5 and
On a system with a functional internet connection you can find out what packages are
needed to install the broadcom-wl package from RPMfusion in one of 2 ways.
1. In a Virtual Machine boot the Live-OS of the spin installed on the laptop.
2. Install the RPMfusion repos to the Live-OS.
3. Issue the command dnf --downloadonly --downloaddir=/tmp install broadcom-wl
4. Transfer the downloaded rpm file to external media
5. Make sure that "kernel" packages downloaded match the kernel version on the
laptop and if not download those from koji.
1. Do the exact same as above but after installing the Live-OS in a VM
1. Boot the Live-OS on bare metal and do the same as above
A motto of mine is: When in doubt, try it out