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Phil Wood cpw at ...440...
Tue Jan 23 11:15:41 EST 2007


cat .warrantee in the libpcap directory

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 05:46:59PM -0800, IT Security wrote:
> I'm trying to get Phil Wood's modified libpcap working on my Snort 2.6.1
> sensor, but have run into some difficulties and hoping that someone out
> there can help.
> 
> I've downloaded and extracted libpcap-0.9.20060417.tar.gz.  I then run:
> 
>    ./configure
>    make
>    make install
> 
> I then downloaded and extracted snort-2.6.1.1.tar.gz.  I then run:
> 
>    ./configure
>    make
> 
> That's where it blows up.  Here is the error:
> 
> <snip>
> 
> 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
> 
> </snip>
> 
> Any ideas why the headers would be missing?  Header files are identified
> with the .h extension correct?  Where are these supposed to reside on
> the system?
> 
> I'm running CentOS 4 with 2.6.9-42.0.3.EL kernel.
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> - Jesse
> 
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