[lug] RH and libpcap

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Feb 13 17:21:41 MST 2002

On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 01:24:24PM -0700, D. Stimits wrote:
>"Riggs, Rob" wrote:
>> Eh? It's part of the tcpdump source package.
>Then it seems that this is one of the sources of package splits for what
>is found where in different rpm based distros. According to the hping2

Rob slightly mis-stated:

>> $ rpm -qil libpcap
>> Name        : libpcap                      Relocations: /usr

I think what he meant was that libpcap was *USED BY* tcpdump, not a part of

Anyway, there is indeed a libpcap, it just happens to include the
libpcap-devel things in it.  If a build of a package is failing for you
because of this, you can add "--nodeps" to the rpm command to get it to
build anyway.

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