I am trying to install aircrack-ng in my Sabayon 9 by the use of this command:

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng

but it says:

sudo: apt-get: command not found

How to install it?

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    Sabayon is Gentoo-based, apt isn't really a package manager you should be using (see wiki.sabayon.org/…). – Mat Sep 25 '12 at 7:55
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    Know your OS before hacking into other people's networks :-) – artistoex Sep 25 '12 at 9:04

It should be something like Run this once a week:

emerge --sync 

And to install aircrack

emerge aircrack-ng 

or if it is called different, you can search package database with:

emerge --search aircrack-ng

You should probably read about portage (emerge command) here:


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    Best not do that in sabayon, lot's of packages are out-of-dated on sabayon, after this you will never be able to use any official pre-compiled packages in most cases. – daisy Sep 25 '12 at 12:12

APT is a tool used exclusively by Debian based distributions. Sabayon is based on Gentoo and therefore supports Portage (the emerge command mentionned in another answer).

However it also has its own binary package management tool (very similar to APT) called Entropy. Entropy has two frontends:

You can use equo in a similar way to apt-get:

equo update && equo install aircrack-ng

(considering aircrack-ng is the correct name of the package)


Which linux distribution are you using? Maybe you should use the correct package manager (like rpm, yum ....) or even install from the source code. I don't recoment you to use apt-get if your distribution is not based on it.

try: sudo yum -y install aircrack-ng or rpm -ihv http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/aircrack-ng/aircrack-ng-0.7-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm or emerge aircrack-ng

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