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Old 03-21-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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configure: error: Header file pcap.h not found; when tried installing ethereal networ


Hi ,

Trying to install ethereal network analyser on redhat Fedora 6, but the following error is displayed

configure: error: Header file pcap.h not found; if you installed libpcap
from source, did you also do "make install-incl", and if you installed a
binary package of libpcap, is there also a developer's package of
libpcap,
and did you also install that package?

Installed libpcap from google but couldnot find pcap.h
Tried to get pcap.h in google also but iam not able to locate the file.
Please help me by giving the file or any other suggestion is welcome.

Appreciate the feeedback in advance.

Regards
Sangeetha
 
Old 03-21-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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Just:

yum -y install wireshark

Ethereal was renamed wireshark due to a trademark dispute.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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thanks

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Originally Posted by macemoneta
Just:

yum -y install wireshark

Ethereal was renamed wireshark due to a trademark dispute.
Thanks for your feedback...
But im supposed to install ethereal network only...
 
Old 03-22-2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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Wireshark is Ethereal. Same software. Lawyers made them change the name. Ethereal no longer exists, except as old unsupported copies of the software. From the FAQ:

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Q 1.2: What's up with the name change? Is Wireshark a fork?

A: In May of 2006, the original author of Ethereal® went to work for CACE Technologies (best known for WinPcap). Unfortunately, he had to leave the Ethereal® trademarks behind.

This left the project in an awkward position. The only reasonable way to ensure the continued success of the project was to change the name. This is how Wireshark was born.

Wireshark is almost (but not quite) a fork. Normally a "fork" of an open source project results in two names, web sites, development teams, support infrastructures, etc. This is the case with Wireshark except for one notable exception -- every member of the core development team is now working on Wireshark. As far as anyone knows, there has been no active development on Ethereal since the name change.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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apt-get install libpcap-dev
 
Old 05-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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yum -y install libpcap-devel
 
Old 05-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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vishnubv
you do realize that this thread is from 2007
and for the now very dead "Fedora Core 6 "

also
it is very advisable to NOT use the " -y" option !!!
it can be VERY dangerous if you do not know exactly what will be installed
 
  


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