[lug] RH and libpcap
stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Feb 13 21:25:59 MST 2002
Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
> D. Stimits wrote:
> > Does anyone here have any idea why Redhat does not seem to have their
> > own rpm package for libpcap and libpcap devel? As I recall, last time I
> > did anything with it I had to get a Mandrake source rpm and rebuild.
> > Redhat seems to resist libpcap (which is needed for a number of network
> > analysis tools).
> Red Hat 7.2 does have a libpcap:
> $ rpm -qi libpcap
> Name : libpcap Relocations: /usr
> Version : 0.6.2 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
> Release : 9 Build Date: Fri Aug 31
> 07:33:52 2001
> Install date: Sun Feb 3 09:20:40 2002 Build Host:
> Group : Development/Libraries Source RPM:
> Size : 909772 License: BSD
> Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
> Summary : A system-independent interface for user-level packet capture.
> Description :
> Libpcap provides a portable framework for low-level network
> monitoring. Libpcap can provide network statistics collection,
> security monitoring and network debugging. Since almost every system
> vendor provides a different interface for packet capture, the libpcap
> authors created this system-independent API to ease in porting and to
> alleviate the need for several system-dependent packet capture modules
> in each application.
> Install libpcap if you need to do low-level network traffic monitoring
> on your network.
> There is no libpcap-devel; the header files and such are included in
> Warning, the pcap included in earlier releases, including 7.1, was
> seriously broken. But the 7.2 one seems to work.
I'm using RH 7.1, so this is probably it. Everything I have ever tried
to install that needs libpcap has failed (including ethereal...I got it
installed but it doesn't work right). Unfortunately, updates.redhat.com
does not have a libpcap update rpm that I can see for 7.1.
D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
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