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Old 05-30-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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Help installing kismet

Ok, so im trying to isntall the latest kismet, KISMET-2005-04-R1
so far I ran ./configure and I get the following errors

checking whether we have /proc/net/dev... yes
checking whether we have DAG API... no
checking for flex... no
checking for bison... no
checking for capable lex... insufficient
configure: error: Your operating system's lex is insufficient to compile
libpcap. flex is a lex replacement that has many advantages, including
being able to compile libpcap. For more information, see .
configure: error: /bin/sh './configure' failed for libpcap-0.8.3
[root@localhost kismet-2005-04-R1]#

so I dowloaded flex-2.5.3-2.5.4.diff and didnt know what to do with it so I downloaded the normal flex-2.5.4, during ./configure it runs find, then I run make, and I get the followig:

[root@localhost flex-2.5.4]# make
yacc -d ./parse.y
make: yacc: Command not found
make: *** [parse.c] Error 127
[root@localhost flex-2.5.4]#

so, now im pretty much stuck, if it helps, ill include what it says during the ./configure
[root@localhost flex-2.5.4]# ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking whether ln -s works... (cached) yes
checking for bison... no
checking for byacc... no
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
checking whether we are using GNU C... (cached) yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking for ranlib... (cached) ranlib
checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether make sets $MAKE... (cached) yes
checking for working const... (cached) yes
checking how to run the C preprocessor... (cached) gcc -E
checking whether cross-compiling... (cached) no
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for size_t... (cached) yes
checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
checking for string.h... (cached) yes
checking for malloc.h... (cached) yes
checking for sys/types.h... (cached) yes
updating cache ./config.cache
creating ./config.status
creating Makefile
creating config.h
config.h is unchanged

Sorry about all the code but I want to make sure you guys have all the stuff you need to help me out, I jsut got wifi working on mandrake 10.1 thanks to your help and now mainly linux. Thanks for the help in advance
Old 05-30-2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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yacc is part of the bison package. Instead of trying to compile everything see if you can find the rpm for the package you want to install. Here is a couple of place's that might help.

urpmi is the updater for mandrake it will install the rpm and resolve all dependencies.

when searching for rpm's get only the rpm for your distro. When you install manually you must also install all of the rpm's dependencies.


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