> On Sat, 22 Oct 2011 00:58:32 +0000 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Celejar <celejar <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:02:48 +0100
> > Brian <ad44 <at> cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On Mon 17 Oct 2011 at 15:22:57 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > >
> > > > aircrack-ng has been removed from Debian, and part of the justification
> > > > for the request for removal is that "Better alternatives exist.":
> > > >
> > > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=642934
> > >
> > > The reason for its removal appears to be a licensing issue.
> > >
> > > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=588588
> > >
> > > If I read the report correctly, it has been resolved and aircrack-ng is
> > > elegible for inclusion in Debian.
> > Interesting, but the report I linked to also mentions that it's not
> > being maintained and that better alternatives exist.
> > Celejar
> I too am trying to find an alternative to this software suite.
> Nothing I can find even comes close.
> Pyrit as was suggested is only a component and IIRC can be included as a
> component in the later versions of the aircrack-ng suite.
> I find this software invaluable in pointing out wireless vulnerabilities.
> It really helps credibility when you can easily demonstrate the problem.
> I usually use Debian sid on my in field laptop and this package removal,
> assuming the licensing issues are resolved, makes little sense to me.
> It would appeared to be maintained at least upstream.
> I can compile it from source there are nightly builds and an svn, but seeing the
> depth of Debian repositories reduced by the removal of this software is
I absolutely agree. I have been forced to use the checkinstall package to allow apt to track the installation from make install of the upstream sources.