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    WGET Problems

    Okay I have no internet connection due to the fact I have to install bcmfwcutter. I have the file bcmfwcutter.deb and I have the wget that .deb wants. I have download and transferred both files to the laptop. What I need help with is installing the Bcmfwcutter.deb so that when it starts the wget to get the
    wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o
    file it gets it from the laptop so that it finishes the installation. I am sorry if I sound bossy but I have been dealing with this for a month with no end and I've been getting weird responses. thx
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    Re: WGET Problems

    Wait so you need help installing the .deb file??
    and then have wget grab wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o? Is that a file??

    Sorry Im just trying to clear things up a little bit. Im slightly confused by the way you described your objective.
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    Re: WGET Problems

    Yes I am trying to install the .deb and than have wget get the file that is on the computer instead of trying to get it off the internet.
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    Re: WGET Problems

    To install the .deb file :
    Code:
    dpkg -i bcmfwcutter.deb
    As for using wget to grab a file thats is already on your machine.... I am still looking into. Why exactley do you need wget to grab a file you already have?
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    Re: WGET Problems

    When I try to install the .deb it does the wget and tries to download wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o and since I don't have the internet connection it can't download wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o which is why I had to download it from another computer and transfered it to the computer.
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    Re: WGET Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaFee View Post
    When I try to install the .deb it does the wget and tries to download wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o and since I don't have the internet connection it can't download wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o which is why I had to download it from another computer and transfered it to the computer.
    Oh okay. I see. So the installation process of the .deb file automatically uses wget to grab the file??

    hmmmmm.

    So if I understand correctly. Your problem then would be that wget is trying to access a web page storing the file that you obviously don't have access to.

    Here is what I would try (I am sure there is a much easier way to do this but this is my stab at it.)

    - Get back to another computer and download the monkeyHTTP Daemon. It lets you host web pages on your computer. (really neat actually)

    - Install and configure monkeyHTTP on your computer. Set the default port at 80 which is the basic port for HTTP connections (Documentation on how to do that is included with the program)

    - Then add the file wl_apsta-3.1.30.20.0.o on that web page. Same name and same path.

    - Since wget will still try to grab the file with
    Code:
    wget http://www.somesite.com/path/to/file
    add the name of the website to your hosts file which is in /etc/

    So basically what you are doing is setting up a mock webpage to trick wget into grabbing the file off your computer rather than grabbing it off the internet.


    I hope that made sense. let me know if you have questions or need me to make things more clear.

    That is probably not the simplest solution. But it is what I would try.

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