How to install the latest aircrack-ng release in Linux Mint or Ubuntu

It is very easy to install aircrack-ng from standard Linux Mint or Ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install aircrack-ng

But what is the aircrack-ng version you get?

It is easy to check even without package installation:

apt show aircrack-ng

As you can see, in the Linux Mint and Ubuntu repositories is 1.2-0~beta3 release. aircrack-ng 1.2-beta3 was released on 31 October 2014. As you can check in the official changelog, after that release it was more new versions with very many fixes and improvements.

Cheer up; we still can get the most recent aircrack-ng release on our Linux Mint or Ubuntu system. We will install it from sources.

How to install the aircrack-ng from sources in Linux Mint or Ubuntu

Remove aircrack-ng if you already installed it:

sudo apt remove aircrack-ng

Install aircrack-ng dependencies, necessary for compilation and running the program:

sudo apt install autoconf automake libpcre3-dev libnl-3-dev libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev ethtool build-essential g++ libnl-genl-3-dev libgcrypt20-dev libtool python3-distutils
sudo apt install -y pkg-config

Download aircrack-ng source, compile and install aircrack-ng:

git clone
cd aircrack-ng/
autoreconf -i
./configure --with-experimental --with-ext-scripts
sudo make install

Update OUI database:

sudo airodump-ng-oui-update

As you can noticed, we got the latest Aircrack-ng 1.2 rc4 release on Linux Mint:

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2 Comments to How to install the latest aircrack-ng release in Linux Mint or Ubuntu

  1. Luca says:

    How can I install aircrack-ng with besside-ng via source? 

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