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I'm trying to compile libtorrent on Alpine Linux.
autogen and configure work fine but after invoking make it fails with the following message:

local_addr.cc:45:10: fatal error: linux/netlink.h: No such file or directory

I looked in /usr/include and found only netlink/netlink.h. However the next include in the source file is rtnetlink.h which doesn't exist.
Is this due to a missing dependency or perhaps a problem related to glibc/musl? How do you build libtorrent/rtorrent under Alpine Linux?
I am aware there is an rtorrent package for Alpine but would rather prefer to build it myself, so I can customize the build options.

These are the packages I installed prior to my build attempt:

  • autoconf
  • automake
  • libtool
  • pkgconfig
  • ncurses-dev
  • zlib-dev
  • libsigc++-dev
  • libcurl
  • curl-dev
  • libnl-dev
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It appears that the linux-headers package contains netlink.h, so install it:

apk add --update linux-headers

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