Package Details: rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git r603.377c12c-1

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Package Base: rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git
Description: Aircrack-ng kernel module for Realtek 88XXau (USB adapters only) network cards (8811au, 8812au, 8814au and 8821au chipsets) with monitor mode and injection support
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Keywords: 8811au 8812au 8814au 8821au aircrack dkms driver injection rtl8811au rtl8812au rtl8814au rtl8821au rtl88xx wireless
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: rtl8812au-aircrack-dkms-git, rtl8812au-dkms-git, rtl8812au-inject-dkms-git, rtl8814au-dkms-git, rtl8821au-dkms-git
Replaces: rtl8812au-aircrack-dkms-git
Submitter: iyanmv
Maintainer: iyanmv
Last Packager: iyanmv
Votes: 11
Popularity: 2.471661
First Submitted: 2019-01-29 20:43
Last Updated: 2019-03-07 17:19

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iyanmv commented on 2019-01-30 06:34

For the moment, branch v5.2.20 will be used instead of v5.3.4 (see comment in repo's issue due to issues with the penetration testing abilities in the new branches.

If you want to try other branch (e.g. v5.3.4), just edit the end of line 22 in the PKGBUILD. It should work without any more changes.

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-29 21:03

Package renamed to rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git ( to reflect the fact that now, not only Realtek 8812au chipsets are supported but also 8811au, 8814au and 8821au ones (USB only). Please install this new package instead, and comment any issues you find. I have also requested merging votes and comments to the new package.

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zebulon commented on 2019-03-11 09:24

@iyanmv: looks great, thanks for your work.

iyanmv commented on 2019-03-07 17:18

@zebulon @noraj: I've changed the pkgver() function to use the one provided in the wiki, so if in any moment they decide to use a tag upstream that will be used. Also modified pinned comment.

zebulon commented on 2019-03-06 08:20

@iyanmv: in your pinned comment about the possibility to use the 5.3.4 branch, the correct line to edit is 22, not 10. This is the 'source' variable which needs adjustment. The 'url' is just documentation and has no incidence on the downloaded branch.

churro commented on 2019-02-18 19:35

indeeed it didn't work, however I've found several repos already. and

zebulon commented on 2019-02-18 09:10

@churro: as jpegxguy wrote, there is no risk with trying. This driver uses dkms and uninstalling will be a clean process. That said, I think you would miss the hal files for your adapter (see the content of the hal directory in the Github sources). This repo has hal files for 8812, 8814 and 8821au. The hal files for 8822bu can only be found in the repo jpegxguy has mentioned.

jpegxguy commented on 2019-02-17 14:39

@churro If you're referring to the AC1200 Dual-Band USB 3.0 Wifi Adapter (PCI ID 0bda:b812) it seems that its driver is rtl88x2bu, latest version found in this repository (follow the link in the README if a new version is ever available)

But you can try this one anyway and then uninstall if it doesn't work. It won't harm anything.

churro commented on 2019-02-17 05:45

Would this work with the b812?

iyanmv commented on 2019-02-14 17:09

@noraj versioning makes sense, I will change it during a study break. Regarding the optdepends, I agree with @zebulon, dkms is enough. Other arch based distros user's should worry about modifying accordingly the PKGBUILD to be compatible with their respective repos, but AUR is for Arch, so optdepends should reflect Arch repos.

zebulon commented on 2019-02-14 12:40

@noraj: regarding versioning, I think this is a good point. The wiki privides some guidance there: Even better than hardcoding the version number is to use the last fallback routine pkgver() { cd "$pkgname" ( set -o pipefail git describe --long 2>/dev/null | sed 's/([^-]*-g)/r\1/;s/-/./g' || printf "r%s.%s" "$(git rev-list --count HEAD)" "$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)" ) }

On the other hand, optdepends is not required: there is already a dkms dependency, which has the linux-headers optdepends. It is unadvised and unnecessary to repeat them, since they are inherited from dkms.

noraj commented on 2019-02-14 09:48

In pkgver() what about printf '%s.r%s.g%s' '' "$(git rev-list --count HEAD)" "$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)" instead of printf "r%s.%s" "$(git rev-list --count HEAD)" "$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)" ? So the DKMS module will be versioned like this rtl88xxau/ instead of rtl88xxau/r600.983ec8c.

Also what about putting the linux headers as optdeps ?

optdepends=('linux-headers: build modules against the Arch kernel'
            'linux-lts-headers: build modules against the LTS kernel'
            'linux-zen-headers: build modules against the ZEN kernel'
            'linux-hardened-headers: build modules against the HARDENED kernel')

Because those headers are required, but since different arch based distro use other linux packages or use different version we should just put them as opt so people don't forget that linux header are required.