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I was trying to share my laptop's internet over wireless to use as wi-fi in my android phone. After googling for some time I am now stuck here:

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Documentation/hostapd

the instruction says: "you need to install/update libnl-1.0pre8 (or later)" for a certain error I am getting. But I am unable to do so. I downloaded the package all right, but executing the makefile of that package is giving me errors. Is there another way to install/update this application? Please help.

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Install libnl-dev using the following command:

sudo apt-get install libnl-dev

or

sudo apt-get install libnl-3-dev
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Thanks. That worked!!! 1 more thing though. If I ever wanted to install/update any library, is there any way to know which package it is contained in? This one for example, I didn't find it anywhere on googling. Can't I search apt-get repository or something? –  stranger_anon Apr 5 '13 at 14:53
    
Yes, you can. The command is apt-cache search <package_name>. However, it would result in a lot of packages. In this case, you can try apt-cache search libnl. –  green7 Apr 5 '13 at 15:12

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