[Snort-users] libpcap help

ebenoit at ...12465... ebenoit at ...12465...
Wed Sep 22 11:50:13 EDT 2004

Yes, sorry for the post after some more searching... I ended up building from
source which worked well... much thanks, eric

Quoting Sean Brown <sblinux at ...9344...>:

> On September 22, 2004 9:16 am, ebenoit at ...12465... wrote:
> > Running compiled libpcap.0.8.3 from tcpdump.org
> > I tried to install -i snort-2.1.3-1.i386.rpm
> >
> > I get the follow error: libpcap.so.0.6.2 is needed by snort-2.1.3-1
> >
> > is there any way around using an old version of libpcap??  I like the rpm
> > and noticed that the tar file for snort has the same instructions in it
> > "make sure you have --libpcap.so.0.6.2-- running"
> >
> This is an rpm dependency problem, rpm doesn't know you have libpcap on your
> system because you compiled it yourself. Either install the snort rpm without
> dependency checking (inadvisable), or installing a libpcap rpm (better), or 
> build snort from source. That last one might be the better idea if your not 
> going to be installing other rpms that depend on snort.
> It's generally a bad idea to build libraries yourself on a system that does 
> dependency checking, since your usually installing a library to satisfy a 
> requirement of another app, and a built library makes no entry in the rpm 
> database so rpm has no clue it exists.
> -Sean Brown
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