Things I cant understand

Rick Stevens ricks at
Mon Oct 10 20:41:03 UTC 2011

On 10/10/2011 01:12 PM, Joao Daniel wrote:
> Folks,
> I'm trying to install Snort. So, the first step is update libpcap. Look 
> what I have done.
> 1)
> yum erase libpcap (to unistall old libpcap)
> tar -zxfv libpcap
> cd libpcap
> ./configure --libdir=/lib/ --bindir=/bin/
> make
> make install
> 2)
> yum install ./daq.rpm
> At this point I got a messagen telling that libpcap is not installed!!!
> What is happening ? Did I made a mistake? Better: Why yum cant realize 
> that lipcap is already installed ?

We need to know what you're trying to install this on (F14, F15, 32-bit,
64-bit, etc.).  Snort wants libpcap in /usr/lib or /usr/lib64,
not /lib.

You should have just done a "yum install libpcap-devel" to get libpcap.
There's no need to install from a tarball--libpcap has been in Fedora's
repos for a LONG time.

Yeah, I know.  "NOW you tell me!"  :-)
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