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Old 06-17-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kismet installation error.


Hi friends,
I am trying to install install Kismet software in my laptop. But when I type ./configure command, I am getting this error "configure: WARNING: Compiling without libpcap support.
configure: error: Could not find working libpcap. Libpcap is vital for the majority of capture sources Kismet supports. It must be explicitly disabled."


Hence I am not able to proceed further. :-( Can anyone help me out with this issue? I am a newbie here... :-(


Kindest Regards,
Vignesh.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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Install libpcat using your packet manager
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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The package name, Fedora 10, is : libpcap-devel
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When configure asks for <libname> ,
it always means <libname>-devel .

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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Hello mate,
How should I download or upgrade my libpcap-devel package? Should I just download it and install? I have no clue mate.. :-( Pls guide me..
Regards,
Vignesh.
 
Old 06-19-2009, 07:18 AM   #5
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Please never download any system packages for
Fedora 10.
Yum should be used : # yum install libpcap-devel

.... and 'yum' will take care, that you get the
latest updated package, + dependencies.
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