Broadcom wireless package installation
- 11 months 2 days ago
Been doing various thing with Alpine for about a year now and so far so good. I appreciate all the work the devs have put into it!
I recently became stuck when I ran up Alpine from USB on old Dell netbook and needed to get the Broadcom firmware/drivers working for the wireless adapter. I found the note at the bottom of the page which pointed me in the right direction: http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Connecting_to_a_wireless_access_point
Working through the Wiki I installed the alpine-sdk, configured git and cloned aports, then compiled the b43 source into an apk package. All good.
My problem is that I now have a nice b43-firmware-188.8.131.52-r0.apk file and don't know how to install it! I have searched the forums and the Wiki with no luck. How do I tell apk to install from a local file?