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Old 04-04-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Need help installing tcpdump


My goal is to be able to dump info from different ports into a file.
So I found this site http://www.tcpdump.org

I installed tcpdump and libcap with the same parent directory using the directions...

( "./configure" then "make" then "make install")

the manual page got installed but when I actually try to "tcpdump" at the console it does not work. Any Ideas? I run Fedora.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 08:28 PM   #2
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Erm, tcpdump comes with Fedora.

You'll have to be root to use it, and it's in an sbin directory, so do 'su -' instead of just 'su'. Then you should be able to use it.

You might want to do 'make uninstall' for the two packages you built to clean them off your system and use the RPMs from the Fedora CDs instead, just to keep everything consistant.

Dave
 
Old 04-04-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch

Now I feel stupid but hey at least its working. Thanks! :-) It's people like you that make linux so appealing. Total control and a friendly knowledgable community that comes along with it.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:03 PM   #4
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Total control and a friendly knowledgable community that comes along with it.
Well said!
 
  


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