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.


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

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