Because it is blacklisted.
openSUSE:Build Service application blacklist - openSUSE
And we know that if you blacklist something the usual average user will not find it and not use it and not know about it. And we know that the usual average user are the evil users without inhibitions.
Seriously: for what I see the blacklist has been done to make sure that frivolous law suites will not find easy targets.
This will be probably the “official” explanation.
You can easily install it from the source code (as all the others). No?
Edit: there is also a law in Germany that criminalize the “making available of hacker tools”. I would suppose aircrack-n is therefore not to be stored in German repositories. Other countries may have similar legislations (though I doubt it).
Yep the compilation from source is very easy but still installing a package is easier
Thanks for the explanation.
It is, You are not looking hard enough.
Council of Europe:
ETS No. 185 - Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest, 23.XI.2001)
Article 6 – Misuse of devices
1 Each Party shall adopt such legislative and other measures as may be necessary to establish as criminal offences under its domestic law, when committed intentionally and without right:
a the production, sale, procurement for use, import, distribution or otherwise making available of:
i a device, including a computer program, designed or adapted primarily for the purpose of committing any of the offences established in accordance with Articles 2 through 5; ii a computer password, access code, or similar data by which the whole or any part of a computer system is capable of being accessed,
with intent that it be used for the purpose of committing any of the offences established in Articles 2 through 5; and
b the possession of an item referred to in paragraphs a.i or ii above, with intent that it be used for the purpose of committing any of the offences established in Articles 2 through 5. A Party may require by law that a number of such items be possessed before criminal liability attaches.
2 This article shall not be interpreted as imposing criminal liability where the production, sale, procurement for use, import, distribution or otherwise making available or possession referred to in paragraph 1 of this article is not for the purpose of committing an offence established in accordance with Articles 2 through 5 of this Convention, such as for the authorised testing or protection of a computer system.
3 Each Party may reserve the right not to apply paragraph 1 of this article, provided that the reservation does not concern the sale, distribution or otherwise making available of the items referred to in paragraph 1 a.ii of this article.
I sometimes have the idea to drop by to their office and explain them what they are doing to themselves…
But whatever I would say now would go to “doom” the T.O.R.s of the forum… so … good night Martin. I for my part will take some sleep and take care of my sudden headache. :\
You can definitely get it in a package format (from the repos that are accessible from a clean install), you just need to know where to look.