libmnl0 - minimalistic Netlink communication library

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Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name libmnl0
Package version 1.0.4
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 42 B
Download size 11.97 KB
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libmnl is a minimalistic user-space library oriented to Netlink developers.
There are a lot of common tasks in parsing, validating, constructing of
both the Netlink header and TLVs that are repetitive and easy to get wrong.
This library aims to provide simple helpers that allows you to re-use code
and to avoid re-inventing the wheel.
The main features of this library are:
Small: the shared library requires around 30KB for an x86-based computer.
Simple: this library avoids complexity and elaborated abstractions that
tend to hide Netlink details.
Easy to use: the library simplifies the work for Netlink-wise developers.
It provides functions to make socket handling, message building,
validating, parsing and sequence tracking, easier.
Easy to re-use: you can use the library to build your own abstraction
layer on top of this library.
Decoupling: the interdependency of the main bricks that compose the
library is reduced, i.e. the library provides many helpers, but the
programmer is not forced to use them.
This package contains the shared libraries needed to run programs that use
the minimalistic Netlink communication library.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libmnl0_1.0.4-2_i386.deb 1.0.4 i386 Ubuntu Main
libmnl0 - - -


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libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package libmnl0_1.0.4-2_amd64.deb
Source Package libmnl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libmnl0 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libmnl0




2016-10-05 - Neutron Soutmun <>
libmnl (1.0.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Update debian/copyright
* The upstream has changed the license of libmnl from GPL-2+ to LGPL-2.1
Thanks to Jean-Baptiste Rouault who pointing this [1] (Closes: #839721)
* Update my email and copyright year.
2016-08-08 - Neutron Soutmun <>
libmnl (1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 1.0.4
- Fix FTBFS with clang [1] (Closes: #789480)
* Drop debian/patches/update-libtool.patch, updated upstream
* Change my email to
* Update Vcs-* with secured URI
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8, no changes needed
* Update debian/libmnl0.symbols
* Add new version and new API function symbols
* Bump package priority to "important" (Closes: #799255)
* Prepare for the next debian revision of "iptables" package as
requested by Arturo Borrero Gonzalez <>
2014-08-04 - Neutron Soutmun <>
libmnl (1.0.3-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop the NEWS as it's considered doesn't make any senses
* debian/NEWS:
- Drop as it's considered doesn't make any senses and no interest for
the end-user anyway. Thanks to David Prévot who reported.
(Closes: #756967)
2014-04-20 - Neutron Soutmun <>
libmnl (1.0.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Drop Dm-Upload-Allowed as it is obsoleted
* Make package more backports friendly, bump Standards-Version
* debian/control:
- Build-deps on debhelper (>= 9~), more backports friendly.
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
* Apply wrap-and-sort -s
* Drop unnecessary include for
* debian/rules:
- Drop DPKG_EXPORT_BUILDFLAGS and inclusion as
debhelper is already takes care of them.
* Move lib to /lib/[arch triplet]
* debian/rules, debian/libmnl{0,-dev}.install:
- Move lib to /lib/[arch triplet]
- Add LIBMNL_SO_VER variable to declare the soname version for
the libmnl-dev symlink creation.
* debian/libmnl-dev.links:
- Create the /usr/lib/[arch triplet]/ symlink to lib.
* debin/control:
- Add dh-exec to build-deps as it is required by arch triplet static
lib installation.
- Add Vcs-{Browser,Git} URL.
* debian/NEWS:
- Add the information for reason why move the lib.
* debian/libmnl{0,-dev}.dirs:
- Drop as unneeded.
* debian/libmnl0.symbols: Add symbol control file.
* debian/rules: Add stack protector (hardening) compiler flag
* debian/copyright: Update copyright years
* Switch debian package compression to xz
* Get library so version on build-time instead of hardcoded
* debian/rules:
- Get library so version on build-time and pass it to dh_link for
symlinks installation.
* Add cryptographic upstream tarball signature verification
* debian/control: Change Architecture to linux-any (Closes: #745225)
* Add patch to fix FTBFS on ppc64el
* debian/patches/update-libtool.patch:
- Thanks to Erwan Prioul for pointing to Adam Conrad's patch.
(Closes: #748760)
* Drop directly mentions multiarch-support in a Pre-Depends
* debian/control:
- Drop directly mentions multiarch-support in a Pre-Depends.
This is the preparation for the eglibc to glibc transition.
See: #747439 - lintian: warn about Pre-Depends: multiarch-support
in debian/control
2012-05-31 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
libmnl (1.0.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix typo in pre-depends
Closes: #675323

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