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I am trying to install this deb package http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/utils/b43-fwcutter but whenever I doubleclick it the install button is disabled.

I don't have internet connection.

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Most likely you are missing dependencies and that's why software center refuses to install. –  con-f-use Jul 14 '12 at 9:10
    
Do you have all the dependencies? –  Anwar Shah Jul 14 '12 at 9:12
    
Do you have the package locally? Has it been downloaded? –  Mitch Jul 14 '12 at 9:15
    
How to find out what I am missing? Software center doesn't prompt anything. @Mitch yes, I downloaded it. –  lunar Jul 14 '12 at 9:18
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You also need firmware-b43-installer. One big problem is that package needs an internet connection to download the Broadcom binary firmware package, so it's easiest if you can somehow get an Ethernet connection for just a few minutes. –  izx Jul 14 '12 at 9:23
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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Open a terminal and go to the directory where the .deb file in loacated.

Then execute

sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_015-9_i386.deb

This should work.

Note: Most of the time, this should not work if you don't have all dependent packages installed. But I inspected this package, and see that, it is only dependent on libc6 package, which is automatically installed by Ubuntu. Hence it should work.

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or you can install multiple deb package by typing sudo dpkg -i *.*deb –  Kaktarua Jul 14 '12 at 9:15
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@Kaktarua, yes, only if you have all dependencies in the folder. –  Anwar Shah Jul 14 '12 at 9:18
    
Thanks Anwar Shah you answer helped me to install the package. –  lunar Jul 14 '12 at 9:31
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