b43-fwcutter - utility for extracting Broadcom 43xx firmware

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name b43-fwcutter
Package version 019
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 98 B
Download size 22.78 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
This package provides a tool for extracting BCM43xx wireless chip
firmware from Broadcom's proprietary driver files.
It is used by the firmware-b43(legacy)-installer packages as part of
the automated process of downloading and installing firmware.


Package Version Architecture Repository
b43-fwcutter_019-2_i386.deb 019 i386 Ubuntu Main
b43-fwcutter - - -


Name Value
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package b43-fwcutter_019-2_amd64.deb
Source Package b43-fwcutter

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install b43-fwcutter deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter




2015-04-05 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:019-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix upgrade in postinst files when network 
connecton is unavailable. Closes: #781544
+ Thanks Julian Moreno for the patch
2014-07-10 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:019-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control
+ Bump Standard Versions 3.9.5 (no changes).
*  Add support to check upstream gpg signature.
* debian/copyright
+ Extend copyright holders years
* remove patches
+ merge with upstream
2013-09-25 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:018-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
+ Remove Recommends field allow auto-removal
of linux-image-* packages. (Closes: #724567)
2013-08-12 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:018-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add Danish translation. (Closes: #715489)
* debian/patches
+ Refreshed patch fix-manpage
2013-05-10 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:017-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Debconf templates and debian/control reviewed by the debian-l10n-
english team as part of the Smith review project. (Closes: #707562)
* [Debconf translation updates]
+ Indonesian (Mahyuddin Susanto). (Closes: #711295)
+ Czech (Michal Simunek). (Closes: #711509)
+ French (Julien Patriarca). (Closes: #711857)
+ Russian (Yuri Kozlov). (Closes: #711885)
+ Portuguese (Pedro Ribeiro). (Closes: #712135)
+ German (Chris Leick). (Closes: #712276)
+ Italian (Beatrice Torracca). (Closes: #712480)
+ Swedish (Martin Bagge / brother). (Closes: #712651)
+ Japanese (victory). (Closes: #712874)
+ Polish (Michał Kułach). (Closes: #712922)
2013-05-06 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:017-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable
* debian/firmware-b43legacy-installer.lintian-overrides
+ Use proper package name in lintian override
2013-02-18 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:017-1~experimental2) experimental; urgency=low
* Fix unowned directory after purge. (Closes: #677154)
+ Add debian/firmware-b43-installer.dirs file
+ Add debian/firmware-b43legacy-installer.dirs file
+ Add *.lintian-overrides file
+ remove lines from *.postinst to use .dirs files
2013-02-04 - Daniel Echeverry <epsilon77@gmail.com>
b43-fwcutter (1:017-1~experimental1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* New Maintainer. (Closes: #698759)
* debian/control
+ Set myself as Maintainer.
+ Remove firmware-b43-lpphy-installer package. (Closes: #657837)
+ Firmware-b43-installer now supports BCM4312.
+ Update firmware-b43-installer description.
+ Change debhelper to 9 in B-D.
+ Bump Standard Versions 3.9.4.
+ Switch compat level 8 to 9.
+ Remove dm-upload field.
+ Remove conflict field.
+ Add po-debconf and debconf in B-D.
* debian/rules
+ Add security Flags.
+ Use tiny rules.
* Remove firmware-b43-lpphy-installer.* files.
* Firmware-b43-installer now support BCM4331. (Closes: #682427)
* Add debconf support. Thanks to Gaudenz. (Closes: #698348)
+ Allow installation without corresponding hardware.
+ Add es.po translation.
* Update copyright file.
* Remove debian/series file.
* Update watch file.
* Remove README.firmware-b43-lpphy-installer file.
2012-03-31 - Fabrizio Regalli <fabreg@fabreg.it>
b43-fwcutter (1:015-14) unstable; urgency=low
* Back to original /lib/firmware directory for all
firmware versions (Closes: #666522)
* Back to origianl directory in firmware-b43-lpphy-installer.postrm
* Update firmware to 5.100.138 version (Closes: #656574)
* $FIRMAWARE_INSTALL_DIR is longer used for deletion/creation of directory

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