[Snort-users] Unable to install Snort on RHEL5

Harry Hoffman hhoffman at ...10275...
Fri May 11 14:25:05 EDT 2007

Hi Dan,

Don't know if this will help but I just grabbed the src rpm from the
download directory and did a rpmbuild on it and it built fine.

I'm running CentOS5 (rebranded RHEL5).


> Hello,
> I'm trying to install Snort from source on a RHEL5 server.  I
> get the following error:
> ERROR!  Libpcap library/headers not found
> I currently have libpcap installed by RPM:
> rpm -qa |grep libpcap
> libpcap-0.9.4-8.1
> libpcap-devel-0.9.4-8.1
> Here's a list of the libpcap files:
> /usr/include/pcap-bpf.h
> /usr/include/pcap-namedb.h
> /usr/include/pcap.h
> /usr/lib/libpcap.a
> /usr/lib/libpcap.so
> /usr/lib/libpcap.so.0
> /usr/lib/libpcap.so.0.9
> /usr/lib/libpcap.so.0.9.4
> I've tried running ./configure with
> '--with-libpcap-includes=/usr/include --with-libpcap-libraries=/usr/lib'
> and still expierence the error.  Any help on this would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Daniel Brummer
> Vegas.com Network Engineer I
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