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Old 12-28-2004, 12:58 PM   #1
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Difficulty make'ing paketto-1.0: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lnet

I'm new to linux and I'm trying to install paketto-1.0 to do some monitoring of my network with linkcat. I downloaded the .tar.gz, tar -xvzf'd it, and ./configure'd it without a hitch. However, upon cd'ing to the paketto directory and attempting to make it, I was confronted with the following error:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lnet
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [phentropy] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/rwatts/downloads/paketto-1.0/src'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
Like I said, I'm new to linux and thus don't really have any idea what this means. Can anyone help me out?
Old 12-28-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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Could it possibly just be a library I don't have installed?
Old 12-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Read the INSTALL file, you need libnet 1.0.2 or less & libpcap, both of which can be found on or probably as packages from your distro.


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