[Snort-users] problem with install

Chris Green cmg at ...671...
Thu Jan 11 17:03:52 EST 2001


Gregor Binder <gbinder at ...462...> writes:
> can somebody tell me why you would need libpcap on the system at all if
> you are installing an RPM? After all, libpcap is an archive, not a
> dynamic library, you don't need it unless you want to compile source
> that's using it. Not needed for operation. Or are we talking about a
> source RPM?
> 
/usr/lib/libpcap.a
/usr/lib/libpcap.so.0
/usr/lib/libpcap.so.0.5
/usr/lib/libpcap.so

It is possible to dynamically link against libpcap. I think thats the
way most linux distributions ship libpcap these days too.
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Chris Green <cmg at ...671...>
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