Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have been trying for a day now to install a package thats given as source code and everything i have tried gives me errors and i would like to know if theres a way to look in the files or something other than looking on the Internet or site of the program for dependencies.

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

The aircrack ng page has the instructions:

Kernel headers and gcc as well as make have to be installed on your system. On Debian-based distros (Debian, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, …), issue the following command in a console to install them: sudo apt-get install build-essential

OpenSSL (development).

It is called openssl-dev or libssl-dev depending on your distribution.

On ubuntu it's libssl-dev, so the full command to install the build dependencies is:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev

See also:

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.