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Old 01-27-2011, 01:42 AM   #1
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Finding config options with which 'apt-get install' installs a package

I'm having Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 on RMI XLS CPU.
I have my libpcap application. If I install libpcap using
the 'apt-get install' command, it installs 0.9.8 version,
and the libpcap application works fine.
If, however, I install libpcap (version 1.1.1.) from sources,
the libpcap application does not work (does not capture
When installing libpcap from sources, I use ./configure
command without any arguments.

I believe 'apt-get install' installs the libpcap with certain
config options which I'm not using when installing from

Could someone please tell me how to see with which config
options 'apt-get install' installs a package ? Or in general
how to debug above kinds of problem ?

Old 01-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Wouldn't it be dependencies based?
Old 01-27-2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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Hi Eddy1,
could you please elaborate ?



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