[Snort-devel] Pfring-enabled pcap
jason.wallace at ...2924...
Tue Feb 6 11:30:45 EST 2007
Recently I posted a problem on the snort-user list where configure was
failing for a pfring-enabled libpcap with...
checking for pcap_datalink in -lpcap... no
ERROR! Libpcap library/headers not found, go get it from
or use the --with-libpcap-* options, if you have it installed
in unusual place
My libpcap was dynamically installed in /usr/local/lib but it was not being
detected even when using the --with-libpcap-libraries= option. It was
suggested that I might not have flex and bison installed. I did have those
installed so that wasn't the problem. After doing some digging, I found the
The problem exists if using a pfring-enabled libpcap that is installed
dynamically. If this is the case, the AC_CHECK_LIB(pcap, pcap_datalink,,
LPCAP="no") will fail its test with undefined references related to
functions from the libpfring library...
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