Should install ndiswrapper if it's not available

Registered by Vadim Peretokin on 2008-07-16

Auto-NDISwrapper should install ndiswrapper if it's not available. While this might be a bit outside of the projects scope, I can imagine that if the program gets really good, it'll be a savior for the newbies to Linux - so they should be able to just run the program, and get their wifi to work. Not start installing ndiswrapper, which many won't know how to do yet.

Since this is quite distro-specific right now, I guess making a configuration for all of the major distros would be enough.

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Nils:
I agree that this is a good idea, it will just be hard to have this avaiable for every distro. I suppose we could get it in for ubuntu, fedora, suse and a few others, and just post generic instructions for everyone else. Or we could check which programs are installed (apt, yum, pacman, etc) and then go from there...

vperetokin:
I was thinking the first method would be better.

Here are the sample commands you can use. This covers all major distros:

http://www.phorogit.com/index.php?p=phoronix-test-suite.git&t=a09c8e72c77dceb2b7ff897df0e37430fa853f58

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