[lug] RH and libpcap

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Feb 13 21:23:20 MST 2002

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> 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
> it...
> 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.

I'll give up on hping for now. Even with --nodeps the source rpm from
mandrake failed. Maybe after the meeting tomorrow I'll be more
enthusiastic about debugging rpm problems, or at least I could unpack it
and build from the tarball.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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