Just finished installing ubuntu 16.04.1 desktop version. Now I am trying to install libpcap. So far performed the following steps:

  1. Downloaded libpcap-1.8.1.tar.gz
  2. tar -zxvf libpcap-1.8.1.tar.gz
  3. cd libpcap-1.8.1
  4. ./configure && make && sudo make install

I am receiving the following error:

./pcap-linux.c:248:31: fatal error: netlink/genl/genl.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated Makefile:79 recipe for target 'pcap-linux.o' failed make: *** [pcap-linux.o] Error 1

What step am I missing?

I do not have internet access on this machine.

1 Answer 1


Your setup is missiing the following libraries:



You can easily find (on a machine with internet connection) the packages where you can find the missing files with the following apt command:

apt-file search /netlink/genl/genl.h

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