[Snort-devel] installation

Michael Boman michael.boman at ...2499...
Fri Feb 11 00:36:45 EST 2005

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 14:14:37 -0500, Plantier, Spencer
<spencer.plantier at ...2721...> wrote:
> I have posted this problem on the user mailing and haven't got much of
> response. I have libpcap installed and working with ethereal. When I go to
> install snort I get the following error.: 
> Checking for pcap_datalink in –lpcap… no 
> ERROR! Libpcap library/headers not found, go get it from
> http://www.tcpdump.org 
> Or use the –with-libpcap-* options, if you have it installed in unusual
> place. 

Do you have libpcap development files installed? You don't say which
platform you are using, so I assume some sort of RPM based Linux
system - in which case you may need to install the libpcap-devel
package (some distributions likes to seperate core functionality and
the files required for development).

More information about your setup would be most welcome.

Best regards
 Michael Boman

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