I was able to locale libnl (and few of its child) in /usr/lib64. I'd like to install libnl3-devel-3.2.29-2.fc25.x86_64.rpm there BUT my current version of libnl is an earlier version (3.2.27..) So I'm having trouble ...dnf libnl is not working...

I'm doing all this to install aircrack-ng

Could you help me install it (especially libnl-3-dev and libnl-genl-3-dev) ?

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You did not mentioned which distro you have; is it Fedora 24 ? I have Fedora 25. I ran just now dnf update, and after it completed (it took about 20 minutes), running rpm -q libnl3 gives libnl3-3.2.29-2.fc25.x86_64, which is what you want.
I need to add that before running dnf update I had libnl3-3.2.28-3.fc25.x86_64 and not 3.2.27 as you.

Regarding libnl-3-dev and libnl-genl-3-dev: these are Ubuntu/Debian packages, not Fedora/CentOs packages. I installed the parallel libnl3-devel Fedora package (again on this F25 machine) by dnf install libnl3-devel, and it installed libnl3-devel-3.2.29-2.fc25.x86_64. Not sure about libnl-genl-3-dev.

Rami Rosen

  • I was able do to as you said...but I cant find the equivalent of libnl-genl-3-dev anywhere...I m still looking
    – Jason Krs
    Jan 22, 2017 at 7:48

It seems to me that in Fedora, there is no such package. If you will look at the contents of the Ubuntu package libnl-genl-3-dev, you will see that in fact it consists merely of 4 files, and the significant among them is: /lib/libnl-genl-3.so

for example here:


However, when you will look at the contents of libnl3-devel rpm of Fedora, you will find out that /lib/libnl-genl-3.so is included in the files which are provided by libnl3-devel: http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/updates/25/x86_64/l/libnl3-devel-3.2.29-2.fc25.i686.html

The fact that it appears there as /usr/lib/libnl-genl-3.so and not as /lib/libnl-genl-3.so is not important.

So it seems that in Fedora, libnl3-devel contains also libnl-genl-3-dev.

Rami Rosen


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